2020 Election

Senate District 23 Candidates


Gene Yaw

Yaw earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lycoming College in 1970 and his J.D. from American University in 1973. His professional experience includes working as a Solicitor at the Lycoming County Prothonotary and as the general counsel at the Pennsylvania College of Technology.¬† Currently, he is a partner at McNerney, Page, Vanderlin and Hall Law Firm. Yaw served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army from 1963 to 1967.

Running Platform 

  • Environmental and energy resources
  • Broadband internet in rural areas
  • Battling opioid epidemic


Jackie Baker

Jackie Baker is a member of Emerge, Pennsylvania, she is the state committee representative for Susquehanna County, is a member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women, and is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Running Platform

  • Improving education system
  • Protecting and preserving the environment
  • Fixing Pennsylvania Infrastructure