Pennsylvania Democratic Party Announces Candidate For Special Election In House District 85

The Pennsylvania Democratic Party has nominated Jennifer Rager-Kay as the Democratic Party’s candidate for the special election in the 85th House District which will be held on August 20, 2019.

State Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills released the following statement:

“We are proud to nominate Jennifer Rager-Kay as our candidate for the 85th House District. Democrats need to compete everywhere in order to win, and Jennifer is a great candidate to win this seat. As an active and involved member of her community, Jennifer knows what kind of representation the people of Union and Snyder counties need — representation that works for them, not for special interests.”



Born and raised in rural Western Pennsylvania, Dr. Jennifer Rager-Kay is the daughter and granddaughter of coal miners, her father is a United States Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran and her mother is a second-generation Italian immigrant. She currently treats the Susquehanna Valley community as an ears, nose and throat surgeon at UPMC Sunbury Hospital where she has worked for nearly five years. Dr. Rager-Kay is an active member of her community, serving her church as a certified lay minister and teaching K-5 Sunday School, works with several organizations including Toys for Tots, the Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way’s Diversity and Inclusion Impact Council, the VFW Auxiliary, and the Marine Corp League Auxiliary, while still managing to find time to train in martial arts.