Candidate for: State Senator—District 37
Pam Iovino was raised in a suburb of Pittsburgh, the youngest of three. Her household was lower-middle socio-economically, however, her parents never let her lose sight of the idea that if she tried her best and got a good education, she could be anything she wanted to be. This idea led to her 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 United States Navy, culminating in promotion to Captain, grounded her in a career of public service.
After tours as a Missile Maintenance Officer, Manpower analyst, Network Warfare program manager, Commanding Officer assignments, and 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. She went on to serve as the Director of Veterans Services for Allegheny County.
Most recently, Pam was elected to Pennsylvania State Senate’s 37th District on April 2nd, 2019. She is running for re-election in 2020.
A career in public service, at the federal and local level, make Pam uniquely qualified to serve in Harrisburg. Her life and my career have been dedicated to these pursuits and she is ready to continue putting them to work for the people of her district as their State Senator.