How state Sen. Pam Iovino is navigating one of Pennsylvania’s most pivotal senate districts

In an era when partisan politics are getting stronger, Pennsylvania’s 37th Senate District in the suburbs of Pittsburgh is an anomaly, and it’s unclear whether any politician or party has figured out how to keep it in their grasp.

That is the task ahead for newly elected state Sen. Pam Iovino (D-Mount Lebanon). In April, she won a special election to replace former Republican state Sen. Guy Reschenthaler, defeating candidate D. Raja (R-Mount Lebanon) and flipping the district for the third time since 2012. But Iovino is up for re-election again in 2020, meaning she has just over a year to convince voters she should keep the seat.

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New state Senator takes leadership role in veterans’ affairs

Talk about a transition.

“One day, I was a captain in the Navy,” said state Sen. Pam Iovino, D-Mt. Lebanon. “And five months later, I was preparing for a Senate confirmation hearing.”

During that short span, a chain of events in 2003-04 led her from wrapping up 23 years of active duty to the U.S. Senate, indeed, confirming her as the assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President George W. Bush.

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Sign up for ConnectCard in Bethel Park

State Sen. Pam Iovino, D-Mt. Lebanon, announced that eligible residents now can sign up for the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s new Senior Citizen ConnectCard at her district offices in Bethel Park and Robinson Township.

The Senior ConnectCard allows seniors to ride Port Authority and other public transit vehicles for free across Pennsylvania.

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Sen. Iovino Budget Statement

Harrisburg, PA – June 27, 2019 –Today, Pennsylvania State Senator Pam Iovino (D-37th Senatorial District) released the following statement on the passage of the state’s budget: “I voted in support of the state budget because the package moves Pennsylvania forward and...

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State Officials and Advocates Kick Off Real Jobs, Real Pay Tour

Pennsylvania − May 20, 2019 − Advocates, lawmakers and state officials will participate in tours and a statewide day of action on Thursday, May 23rd with businesses that choose to pay their employees a living wage. Pennsylvania’s minimum wage remains at a regional low...

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Senator Iovino Tours the Carpentry Skills Expo


Senator Iovino toured the 18th consecutive Pittsburgh Carpentry Skills Expo on May 10, 2019. The Pittsburgh Carpenters Training Center provides critical workforce development and building-trades apprenticeships that generate jobs and new opportunity for our communities. Senator Iovino will remain an outspoken advocate for these initiatives in Harrisburg.

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Pam Iovino Sworn into Pennsylvania Senate

Harrisburg, Pa. − April 29, 2019 − Today, the Pennsylvania Senate swore in its newest member, Pam Iovino (D-Allegheny). Senator Iovino won her seat in a special election earlier this month to replace Republican Senator Guy Reschenthaler who had resigned to run for...

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