Janelle Kayla Crossley

Janelle Kayla Crossley

Candidate, PA House of Representatives - 199th District

Janelle Crossley is running for State Representative in HD-199, located in Cumberland County, and she is the first openly transgender woman to run for PA state elected office.

Janelle completed a survey for Education Voters for PA. With her responses and the fact that her opponent did not respond, Janelle is the clear choice for Voters in the 199th who support Public Education.

Janelle’s Education Voters for PA Responses

See Janelle’s responses on current topics on Vote USA.

Compare the Candidates for the November 3, 2020 Pennsylvania General Election

The Pennsylvania Nurses Association has rated Janelle with a overall rating of A for her support of nurses and healthcare in Pennsylvania.

Janelle was rated by Cumberland Valley Rising with a 7/7 in their 2020 Votihttps://janelleforpa199.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=39&action=edit#ng Guide.  Her opponent, Barbara Gleim was rated a 0/7.  Click the following link to see the full 2020 Voting Guide. 


Janelle worked in health care facility management for 25 years before recently semi-retiring.   Janelle is a regional representative for TransAdvocacy PA, a volunteer with Community Cares Emergency ShelterBig Brothers/Big Sisters of the Capital RegionSafe Harbour, the Amani Festival, and Cumberland County Roundtable. She also serves as a liaison for the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program and Children and Youth Services (CYS) in Cumberland County, as well as serving on the advisory committee for CASA.

Janelle’s platform is built around leadership, justice, and equity, including: nursing home care and staffing, restoring the economy, school funding, school safety, gun violence, response to climate change, improving infrastructure in our communities, combating homelessness, working for equality and equal pay for women, and ensuring equality for all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities/expressions.

She lives in Newville, PA with her wife, dog, and cat, and has one daughter and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys taking walks, model railroads, and repairing and restoring clocks.