Women Candidates for Whom Donations Could Make a Difference

A reader asked. Can you put together a list of 30 candidates for the House of Representatives for whom donations would make a difference? Some Senate candidates, too?

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Political Note #211 Marc Friedenberg PA CD 12

Marc Friedenberg is not a politician. He is an academic. A particular kind of academic. He is a graduate of Columbia law school and an expert in cyber law and internet privacy. While in practice, he sued big banks for fraud. He saw the banks as centers of greed, corruption, and carelessness.

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Political Note #131 Susan Wild PA CD 07

Susan Wild has been honored by the Governor, by the Lehigh Valley Business Council. She was named one of Pennsylvania's top 50 women attorneys. She is on several civic boards. She has had tough and interesting cases in her career. Her toughest, though, was serving as City Solicitor in Allentown during an investigation of corruption. For her work during that investigation, she earned praise from the FBI.

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Political Note #127 Scott Wallace PA CD 01

Scott Wallace is conscious of a family predecessors: farmers, writers, entrepreneurs, business exeuctives, philanthropists, and a vice president under FDR. He has been a business executive and a philanthropist. Now he is seeking to expand his influence by serving in Congress.

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122617 Political Note #88 Conor Lamb PA 18

Conor Lamb is the Democratic nominee for the special election on March 13. He is local -- University of Pennsylvania (where he was a Howard Dean supporter as an undergraduate) and University of Pennsylvania Law School. He comes from a successful political family. His grandfather was the Democratic Majority Leader in the Pennsylvania state Senate and a Bob Casey cabinet member. His Uncle Michael is the City Controller for Pittsburgh. Conor Lamb was in the military. He was a Captain in the Marines. as a prosecutor in Okinawa, primarily prosecuting cases of sexual assault. He remains a member of the reserves. He is a prosecutor in civilian life, as well.

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Political Note #83 Chrissy Houlahan PA 06

Chrissy Houlahan was a captain in the US Air Force -- three years active duty, thirteen in the Inactive Reserve. She has been a businesswoman, working as the Chief Operating Officer and transforming a start up into a national apparel and footwear brand. She founded and served as COO of B-Lab,"a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement of people using business as a force for good." For variety, she worked as a chemistry teacher in North Philadelphia with Teach for America and served as COO/CFO of an early childhood education nonprofit.

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110317 Political Note #75 Tom Wolf PA Governor

Tom Wolf ran for Governor in 2014, beat strong opponents in the Democratic primary and beat the incumbent governor in the general election to become Pennsylvania's 47th governor. He is running for reelection. He was stubborn. He rejected a Republican deal. In exchange for the education funding he wanted, the Republicans wanted "pension reform" and the privatization of state liquor stores. Instead, he found that mysterious line item in the budget called "waste" and eliminated it.

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