Jonathan Kassa

Pennsylvania State House District 151

2020 Race Update: Jonathan lost 46.90% to 53.10%

Jonathan is running to represent the 151st House District, because as a father, advocate, and school board director, he has witnessed firsthand the challenges that his community faces. Like many Pennsylvanians, Jonathan has seen family and friends struggle with surprise medical billing which forces families to choose between their health and paying their bills. Pennsylvania is 47th in the country in education funding and as a North Penn School Board Director, Jonathan has been fighting for students and working to clean up the financial mess that the GOP legislature passes down every year. Jonathan is running to pass common-sense solutions for Pennsylvania, because every year, when the same bills are introduced, those bills never have any chance of passing with the current leadership in Harrisburg. Jonathan is running to fight for Pennsylvania families because “good enough” is not acceptable in our elected officials. 

Among other nonprofit executive roles, Jonathan served as the Executive Director of the Clery Center, which was formed in 1986 in response to the on-campus murder of Jeanne Clery. While working at the Center, they passed federal legislation to mandate violence prevention and awareness measures so that our students could feel safe at school.

Serving on the North Penn School Board of Directors, Jonathan has pioneered innovative solutions for students and the financial issues the district has had to confront. The North Penn School District has seen rising success rates for students while providing much-needed tax relief for seniors. Jonathan led the charge on implementing full day kindergarten, even when the state wasn’t willing to help financially.

Jonathan and his wife, Cathy, have been married for over 22 years and are proud residents of Montgomery Township since 2001. They’ve raised two children in the North Penn School District, run a small business, volunteered in community organizations, and developed a passion for public service. Jonathan graduated from Penn State University with an undergraduate degree in History, and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University.