Allyson Schwartz is Running for Gov in PA
By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker
United States Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (MSW, Bryn Mawr 1970) is running for Governor of Pennsylvania. Rep. Schwartz was first elected to Congress in 2005 to serve Pennsylvania’s district 13. She won reelection in November 2012. While serving she introduced the Support Working Parents Act, focused on health care issues, and supported LGBT equality.
Quinnipiac poll released June 7th has Rep. Schwartz beating incumbent GOP Governor Tom Corbett by 10 points. In March Public Policy Polling had Schwartz beating Corbett by 11 points. All the Democrats running in the primary had an advantage over the first term governor. Schwartz has the most name recognition out of the other candidates in her party.
Allyson Schwartz is one of seven social workers currently serving in the US Congress. You will find a complete list below.
- Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD)
- Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
- Representative Susan A. Davis (D-CA)
- Representative Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL)
- Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA)
- Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA)
- Representative Krysten Sinema (D-AZ)
photo credit: schwartz.house.gov