HARRISBURG – Philadelphia County Rep. Jared Solomon plans to introduce legislation to bring open primaries to PA. Solomon said his measure will encourage democratic engagement and remove barriers for all PA voters to take part in the selection of candidates for public office. Thirty states provide voters with a greater stake in their primary election than we do in the Commonwealth. In 2018, over 1.2 million Pennsylvanians were not affiliated with either major party and these numbers continue to grow. Right now, unaffiliated is the fastest growing political identification in the state. Solomon added that we should allow taxpayers – who pay into the system- to express their opinion on who should represent them in local, state, and federal government.