Agriculture is one of our greatest assets in Pennsylvania, and particularly in Cumberland County. An At-Large Member on the Cumberland County Agricultural Land Preservation board, Kate McGraw was instrumental in the grass-roots community effort to save McCormick Farm from non-agricultural development and eminent domain proceedings in 2018. Kate is an active member of the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association and Cumberland County Historical Society, as well as contributor to various conservation and outdoor recreation groups in South Central Pennsylvania. 

As your Cumberland County Commissioner, Kate McGraw will focus on:

  • PRESERVING OUR PRIME FARMLAND AND MAJESTIC OPEN SPACES: Kate is committed to seeking fair funding for Cumberland County’s farmland preservation program, so our farmland preservation program can grow as our County grows.
  • PROMOTING ANTI-SPRAWL MEASURES THAT WILL CURB AGGRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT: Our communities must grow in harmony with our landscape and farming culture. It is vital to promote the preservation of our historic buildings to maintain the character and charm of our historic villages, boroughs and townships.
  • ADVOCATING FOR BIPARTISAN LEADERSHIP PRACTICES: The beauty of county government is that it serves the vital needs of our communities, and there is no time for partisan bickering or needless gridlock. Working together brings positive results.
  • ENSURING HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Populations including the elderly, our communities’ children and those suffering from opioid addiction must be afforded the services that they need. Our county has worked hard to curb needless suffering from the opioid addiction crisis and Kate is committed to continuing the good work done by our board.
  • RAISING TRAVEL SAFETY STANDARDS ACROSS CUMBERLAND COUNTY: Kate will work in concert with community stakeholders, environmental groups, and state and federal agencies to ensure that our infrastructure is healthy and safe.

Please support our campaign, Kate McGraw for Cumberland County Commissioner, in order to elect a REAL leader, who has REAL life experience living in and working with our County. It is time to roll up our sleeves and get to work to ensure Cumberland County has a bright and thriving future. Your contributions will help Kate McGraw spread the word about her campaign through signs, mailings and digital outreach. Thank you for your support!

Kate McGraw was born in Carlisle, PA, and raised in a family of dairy farmers and small business owners in Monroe Township, along the scenic Appalachian Trail and beautiful Cumberland Valley farmland. McGraw is a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School where she served as senior class president, before earning two undergraduate degrees from Penn State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Brooklyn College. Through the University of Vermont’s New Farmer Project & Women’s Agricultural Network, Kate completed coursework relevant to emerging agricultural business practices. Kate lives with her husband Dave and near her large extended family in the historic village of Churchtown in Boiling Springs, PA.



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  • endorsed

    “Kate is by far best choice to lead Cumberland County. Her commitment to listening to everyone and coming up with thoughtful solutions is what is sorely needed in our local offices. I encourage everyone to meet Kate at one of her events so you can see how much passion she has for our county’ future.”

  • endorsed

    “Kate's combination of enthusiasm, intelligence and compassion make her the strongest candidate for this election. She has my vote and my support.”

March 16, 2019

See you Sunday for Coffee with Kate!

Hello Friends!  

Come on out tomorrow to share coffee and a chat in our historic County seat of Carlisle, PA.  My team and I will be available to discuss the issues that matter most to you in Carlisle and the surrounding region. 

This will be a great opportunity for volunteers to learn more about helping my campaign to save our farmland, keep our boroughs vibrant, and engage voters in their local elections. Campaign materials will be available for pick up. Please join us and bring a friend!

**This event is tomorrow, Sunday, March 17** 

Event details: 

Coffee with Kate at Denim Coffee
Hosted by  Kate McGraw for Cumberland County Commissioner

Location:
Denim Coffee
1 S Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Date: Sunday, March 17, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Please visit our facebook event page for more information: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/425673324879113/ 


March 15, 2019

Feeling Creative!

I'm looking forward to teaching students about landscape painting and the color wheel at Monroe Elementary School's Art Night! I will be teaching two workshops in the main art classroom for grades K - 5th grade, today from 6 - 8:30 pm. Local rock star, Shanna Danielson will be making a guest appearance as well! ??? Stop by to say hi!

March 13, 2019

Exciting News!

We have some great news!
 
The Cumberland County Bureau of Elections has released a list of candidates vying for office in this year’s municipal primary election. I am pleased to report that my name will be on the Democratic primary election ballot for Cumberland County Commissioner!
 
I want to extend a warm thank you to my incredible team of volunteers and petition circulators who made this possible. It has been awe-inspiring to watch our grassroots efforts throughout Cumberland County grow each day, and I am honored to have your dedication and support.
 
The success of this campaign would not be possible without your support. Can you make another donation - or share this page with a friend - to boost the next phase of our campaign? Funds will be used to spread the word about our campaign. Please make it a priority to vote in the Primary on May 21st and bring a friend or two!
 
Thank you for supporting Kate McGraw for Cumberland County Commissioner to save Cumberland County’s farmland and historic charm! I am looking forward to meeting with you at events and house parties in the coming weeks to discuss the matters that mean the most to you in Cumberland County.
 
Sincerely,
Kate McGraw

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “Kate is by far best choice to lead Cumberland County. Her commitment to listening to everyone and coming up with thoughtful solutions is what is sorely needed in our local offices. I encourage everyone to meet Kate at one of her events so you can see how much passion she has for our county’ future.”

  • endorsed

    “Kate's combination of enthusiasm, intelligence and compassion make her the strongest candidate for this election. She has my vote and my support.”