Gerald Mullery for State Representative

Independent Voice

Jerry has never let his party designation dictate his actions. When casting a vote, advocating a position, or supporting an endeavor, Jerry asks one simple question: “Will this benefit those I represent?”

Jerry Mullery
Jerry Mullery

Jerry has consistently broken party ranks on issues important to his constituents. He has developed a reputation for fierce independence, thoughtful consideration, and dogged preparedness.

A few examples of Jerry’s non-partisan approach to governing:

  • Jerry voted for expansion of voter rights and elimination of straight party voting. “To argue a veto was necessary to save straight party voting because eliminating that option could lead to ‘voter confusion’ is ridiculous,” Mullery wrote. “PA is one of only nine states offering straight party voting. Voters in 41 other states have adjusted fine.”
  • Jerry clashed with Governor Wolf on major reinvestment efforts in NEPA. State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, said, “We’ve taken too many hits. And if you’re going to veto this one, I’m going to tell you right now, we are going to work like you’ve never seen us work before to gather up the votes to override that veto.”
  • Jerry challenged the Secretary of Corrections when he placed our front line defenders in harms way. “Wholeheartedly agree with the PSCOA regarding a halt to all prisoner transfers,” he said. “Now is not the time to expose our prison staff to this unnecessary risk, nor is it the time to bring every single new inmate to Newport Township.”
  • Jerry asked for a member of Gov. Wolf’s cabinet to be removed. “Three Luzerne County state representative are asking the governor to dismiss Secretary John E. Wetzel following comments he made at a recent public hearing.”
  • Jerry stood with families facing the removal of their loved ones from the only home they’d ever known. The harshest criticism of the governor’s plan to veto the bill came from Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport Township. “Gov. Wolf is wrong and heartless,” Mullery said. “Only someone so uncaring would callously cite anonymous ‘disability experts’ and ignore the opinions and desires of family members.” Mullery said he plans to do everything in his power to secure enough votes to override the governor’s “inhumane veto.” “Gov. Wolf can throw all the money he wants toward community-based care, but the fact remains community-based care in the Commonwealth is substandard and DHS is not capable or prepared to oversee the safety and well-being of community-based care residents,” Mullery said.
  • Jerry challenged Governor Wolf’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, voting to reopen multiple segments of the economy. “It is time for the governor to work with the legislature to develop a safe and comprehensive plan for hard-working Pennsylvanians.”