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Pam Iovino is a fantastic candidate whose career has been in public service. She grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs and went on to pursue a commission in the U.S. Navy—graduating with distinction from Officer Candidate School and earning a Masters degree from the Naval War College. Pam went on to a distinguished 23 year career in the Navy, earning the rank of Captain and, among other roles, served tours as a manpower analyst, Commanding Officer, and Congressional Liaison.
Upon retiring from the Navy, she assumed a Senate-confirmed Presidential appointment as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She then served as the Director of Veterans Services for Allegheny County.
Pam is ready to hit the ground running in Harrisburg. Her policy priorities include increasing funding for public education, expanding access to affordable healthcare, and gun safety.
Read more on Pam's website.
“Democratic state Sen. candidate Pam Iovino snags several union endorsements” | Pittsburgh City Paper
Pennsylvania is a critical swing state, but due to a long history of Republican gerrymandering, the Republicans hold large majorities of power in the state legislature. Prior to the 2018 midterms, Republicans had a supermajority in the state senate, with 34 seats to Democrats 16 seats. With Democratic gains in November, Republicans now have 28 seats to Democrats 21 seats, and there is one vacancy. Flipping this seat blue is critical for the Democrats in order to take back the chamber in 2020 prior to redistricting.
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