Pennsylvania State Senate District 37
2020 Race Update: Pam lost 47.90% to 52.10%
Senator Pam Iovino was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate on April 2nd, 2019. She was raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, the youngest of three, and her parents never let her lose sight of the idea that if she tried her best and she got a good education, she could be anything she wanted to be. This led her to graduation from Gettysburg College, then pursuing a commission in the U.S. Navy — graduating with distinction from Officer Candidate School, and eventually to earning a Masters degree from the Naval War College.
Pam’s 23 year career in the U.S. Navy, culminating in promotion to Captain, grounded her in a career of public service. After many tours in various commanding roles, including as a Congressional Liaison, Pam retired from the Navy. Her retirement was to assume the Senate-confirmed, Presidential appointment as Assistant Secretary at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As Assistant Secretary, Pam was the Department’s lead advocate on Capitol Hill for our nation’s 25 million veterans and their families, protecting and improving their benefits. After coming back to the region, she served as the Director of Veterans Services for Allegheny County before her election to the State Senate.