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Pam Iovino for PA Senate 37

PA Senate District 37 includes:  US Congress 17, 18  /  PA House 16, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46  /  Municipalities:  Allegheny County: Aleppo Township, Bell Acres, Ben Avon Heights, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Collier Township, Crescent Township, Edgeworth, Emsworth, Findlay Township, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Jefferson Hills, Kilbuck Township, Leetsdale, Leet Township, McDonald (Allegheny County Portion), Moon Township, Mt. Lebanon, North Fayette Township, Oakdale, Ohio Township, Pennsbury Village, Pleasant Hills, Robinson Township, Rosslyn Farms, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights, Sewickley Hills, South Fayette Township, South Park Township, Thornburg, Upper St. Clair Township, Whitehall Washington County: Peters Township
I was raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, the youngest of three. Our household was lower-middle socio-economically, however, my parents never let me lose sight of the idea that if I tried my best and I got a good education, I could be anything I wanted to be. This idea lead me to graduation from Gettysburg College, then pursuing a commission in the U.S. Navy — graduating with distinction from Officer Candidate School, and eventually to earning a Masters degree from the Naval War College.

My 23 year career in the United States Navy, culminating in promotion to Captain, grounded me in a career of public service. After tours as a Missile Maintenance Officer, Manpower analyst, Network Warfare program manager, Commanding Officer assignments, and Congressional Liaison I retired from the Navy. My retirement was to assume the Senate-confirmed Presidential appointment as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

As Assistant Secretary, I was the Department’s lead advocate on Capitol Hill for our nation’s 25 million veterans and their families, protecting and improving their benefits. Most recently I served as the Director of Veterans Services for Allegheny County.

A career in public service, at the federal and local level, make me uniquely qualified to serve in Harrisburg. My life and my career have been dedicated to these pursuits and I am ready to work for people across our district. I’m tested — I was a Captain in the Navy, and I was confirmed by our friends across the aisle to be Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. I am ready to hit the ground running on day one as your State Senator. I will bring dignity, independence, and our shared values to Harrisburg because I believe deeply that this is what our families deserve.


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