Allyson Schwartz to Speak at DNC
Scranton native VP Joe Biden and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will also speak, making Schwartz the only other Pennsylvanian – and only female – from the state who has a speaking role.
She will join will several other female colleagues in the House of Representatives to promote President Obama’s message in Charlotte, N.C.
Schwartz has been a strong female leader in PA politics for some time.
She was the third woman to serve in the state Senate, is the only current female U.S. Rep. from Pennsylvania and the only Jewish legislator from the state serving in Congress.
House Democratic leadership may see it too, as her name has been on the short list for some time of members who could step into a leadership position should the opportunity arise.
Schwartz has also led two national initiatives: Women LEAD, to support female congressional candidates from across the country in 2007, and Red to Blue, to actively support strong Democratic candidates in Republican-leaning districts.
Schwartz is serving her fourth term in the House, representing the 13th district comprising northeast Philadelphia and suburban Montco.