Pennsylvania Democratic Party Announces Candidate For Special Election In Senate District 37

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Pam Iovino as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election in the 37th Senate District which will be held on April 2, 2019.

State Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement:

“We couldn’t be prouder to have Pam Iovino as our Democratic candidate for the special election for Senate District 37. Pam will bring her diverse experience to Harrisburg and fight on behalf of the people of Allegheny and Washington counties. From combatting the opioid epidemic to raising the minimum wage, Pam will work for the people. Republicans in the State Senate have spent too long fighting on behalf of special interests, and the only way to stop that is to elect more Democrats to the chamber. The Pennsylvania Democratic Party intends to flip this seat from red to blue, and Pam Iovino is going to do just that.”


Pam Iovino

Pam Iovino was raised in Whitehall, PA, graduated from Gettysburg College, and pursued a commission in the U.S. Navy — graduating with distinction from Officer Candidate School and earning a Masters degree from the Naval War College. She retired from the Navy in 2003 to serve as Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She has spent her career standing up for veterans and she will bring dignity, independence, and our shared values to Harrisburg because she believes deeply that this is what Pennsylvania families deserve.


The Pennsylvania Democratic Party, in conjunction with the Allegheny and Washington County Democratic committees, held the convention to recommend a state senatorial candidate for the 37th District to the Pennsylvania Democratic Executive Committee. The Party’s Executive Committee then voted to nominate Iovino as the candidate.

To view the finalized rules & procedures the PA Dems followed to nominate a candidate to fill the vacancy in the in the 37th Senate District, click here.