Liberty Speaks Endorsed Candidate
My name is Brittany Kosin and I am a true Pennsylvanian running for State Representative in PA House District 178th which is comprised of Warwick Township, Wrightstown, most of Northampton Township, and Upper Southampton. My family can be traced to some of the earliest settlers in Tower City, PA. My father, Jim Forsstrom, grew up in Bensalem, serving his community as a Volunteer Fire Fighter for over 30 years between Trevose Fire Company and Warwick Township Volunteer Fire Company. My mom, Debra, works in the healthcare insurance sector.
I grew up in Jamison, PA, and attended High School at Central Bucks High School West. I played lacrosse while taking honors classes and attending Fire Science classes at the Bucks County Community College. I graduated in 2009 from CB West.
In addition to my academic achievements, I have dedicated myself to volunteering within my community. While obtaining several certifications, including Vehicle Rescue, Firefighter 1, and EMT-Basic, I volunteered at Warwick Township Volunteer Fire Company, where I was awarded Junior Fire Fighter of the year.
I attended Millersville University and majored in Meteorology with a minor in Emergency Management and Environmental Hazards. At the same time, I volunteered as a live-in Firefighter for Southern Manheim Township Fire Company.
While at Millersville University, I discovered a different passion, nursing. I withdrew from Millersville University and enrolled at Dixon School of Nursing. I graduated from Dixon in 2015 and became a Registered Nurse. Shortly after graduating from Dixon, I married my now-husband TJ in 2013, and we have raised three amazing children Antonio (13), Sophia (8), and Liam (3).
After college, I took on my first nursing job at the Bucks County Correctional Facility as a Corrections Nurse. After some time, I missed emergency medicine, having worked for several years as an EMT. I took a nursing job at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences, NM. Sierra Vista is a critical access hospital in rural New Mexico. I obtained a wealth of knowledge working in the Emergency Department at Sierra Vista. But I missed home, so in 2017 we moved back to PA and into the Central Bucks School District. I was hired at Lehigh Valley Hospital in the Emergency Department and have been there since 2017.
I knew that it was time to get involved politically when our state was suffering from high taxes forcing our seniors to leave their homes; population growth continuing to fall behind the country for the tenth straight decade; mental health systems needing serious reform; and our educational system focused more on political correctness than educating our children with real-world skills they need to succeed.