Allyson Schwartz

Born:October 3, 1948 (age 75)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2005-2015
Pennsylvania state Senate, 1991-2004
Education:B.A., Simmons College
M.S., Bryn Mawr College

Allyson Schwartz represented Pennsylvania's 13th District in the United States House of Representatives from 2005 to 2015. In 2014, Schwartz was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of Pennsylvania, but was defeated in the primary.

Schwartz was born October 3, 1948, in Queens, New York. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Simmons College, located in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970. In 1972, she received her Master of Social Work from Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

Prior to entering Congress, Schwartz worked as a health care executive, and from 1991 to 2004, she served as a member in the Pennsylvania state Senate. Schwartz is an advocate for health reform, receiving many awards for her service, including Getaway to Innovation, Leadership Award, Public Service Award, Health Care Hero Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

For information on Schwartz's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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