I’m determined to get things done for Pennsylvania.
I hope you’ll join me.
I grew up the granddaughter of immigrants in your typical hard-working family — riding bikes and participating in 4-H. As a physician for over two decades and now as Chair of Pennsylvania’s third-largest county, my number one job is taking care of Pennsylvania families.
We’ve had tremendous success. In Montgomery County, we raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour and provided paid parental leave to county workers. We spurred job growth, rebuilt critical infrastructure, and preserved over 10,000 acres of farmland, all while restoring the County’s AAA bond rating and maintaining some of the lowest county property taxes in our region. But in 23 years in operating rooms, I’ve also seen my share of tragedy — from the trauma of gunshot victims and denials by insurance companies, to the huge disparities in health care based on race, gender, and income, the same disparities we are seeing today during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After all those years practicing medicine, I’ve learned that we have to be honest with ourselves and our patients about the challenges we’re facing — even when it isn’t what we want to hear — and take action to tackle those problems head on together. That’s why I’m running for U.S. Senate.
We are at a critical moment for Pennsylvania and our country, from continuing to recover from a global pandemic that’s cost hundreds of thousands of lives and hurt our economy, to national debates on critical issues like how we confront systemic racism in our communities and institutions, or how we tackle the climate crisis. And there are still those in Pennsylvania who cheer the bickering, discord, and damage of the Trump Era. I’ll stand up against that every day.
President Biden needs another Senator from Pennsylvania to help move us forward– someone determined to level the playing field for working families, lift up those who are struggling, and make our communities healthier. I’ll be that voice. But I can’t do it alone.
Let’s work together to put Pennsylvania, and our country, on a better path. I hope you’ll join me.