MICHELE BROOKS (R)
Home: Jamestown, Pa.
Employment: Mercer County commissioner
Education: Jamestown High School; graduate of the Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service.
Previous offices: Jamestown borough councilwoman; Jamestown Borough Municipal Authority.
Family: Husband, Guy; children, Brandin and Taylor.
Priority: To ensure that the residents of the 17th district have a strong voice in Harrisburg to make certain that we are at the forefront of economic development and have a seat at the table when it comes to meaningful tax reform.
FRANK WEAVER (D)
Home: Volant, Pa.
Employment: Retired manager.
Education: Bellevue High School; bachelor's degree from University of Pittsburgh in psychology and social science; attended Westminster College and completed master's degree work in human resource management and development at LaRoche College.
Previous offices: None
Family: Wife, Mary Ann; children, Frank Jr. and Christine.
Priority: First is property tax reform and the second is planned sustainable economic development.