April 22, 2004 |
AS A REGISTERED nurse and president of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, I can assure the people of the 13th Congressional District that they have a clear choice for Congress in Tuesday's Democratic primary: four-term state Sen. Allyson Schwartz. For 14 years, Allyson Schwartz has been a leader in making government work on behalf of regular everyday people. She has achieved landmark improvements in health-care access and affordability, worked tirelessly to create local jobs and stimulate economic development, tenaciously protected the interests of older Pennsylvanians and provided innovative leadership as an advocate for public schools.
November 1, 2004
RUNNING against State Sen. Allyson Schwartz for Congress, Melissa Brown carries an official-looking "United States Congress" notebook, which she admits she bought in the federal gift shop. We find this 10% endearing and 90% disturbing. It's the mark of a rookie, and underscores our strong endorsement of the more experienced Allyson Schwartz for the 13th district Congressional seat. Schwartz wants to expand children's health insurance, is fiscally responsible, and has a clear plan for economic growth.
March 19, 2011 |
On Aug. 25, a male staffer in U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz's Frankford office answered a call from a man identifying himself as Jesse Keel. Keel said that he needed help and that he always voted for Schwartz but that she had never done anything for him. Then he said he wasn't far away, was an ex-Marine and could jump on a bus with a rifle, stand across the street from Schwartz's office and shoot everyone in the office, according to court papers....
June 8, 2011 |
Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Allyson Schwartz, a leader of the party's House campaign committee, called Wednesday for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign after he admitted he sent lewd photos to women and talked dirty with them via Twitter and Facebook. Weiner's behavior was so offensive he has lost the ability to command respect from his constituents and brought dishonor to the House, Schwartz said. "As Americans we have the right to expect better behavior from members of Congresss, leaders of our country," Schwartz said in an interview.
April 2, 2013 |
MILFORD, Pa. - Liz Forrest hears the questions from fellow Democrats about Allyson Schwartz almost every time the talk turns to the 2014 governor's race. "People always ask, 'Will she play outside Philadelphia? Is she too liberal?' " Forrest said Thursday night during the monthly dinner meeting of the Pike County Democratic Committee. "Who cares? Philadelphia and Pittsburgh produce enough votes to win it. " The most important thing for Democrats is to send Republican Gov. Corbett packing, she said, and Schwartz has the money and political chops to make that happen.
June 17, 2011 |
U.S. REP. Allyson Schwartz is a pearl-necklace-wearing policy wonk who prides herself on picking her battles and choosing her words carefully. But sometimes she just has to speak her mind. Even if it means telling one of her colleagues that he's being, well, a wiener. Schwartz, who represents parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties, was the first Democratic member of Congress to publicly call on U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign last week in the wake of revelations that he'd sent explicit photos of himself to women he'd met on Twitter.
February 19, 2013 |
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is all but certain to run for governor next year, buoyed by a $3.1 million campaign fund and a recent poll that showed her leading Gov. Corbett in a test matchup, according to several people familiar with the Montgomery County Democrat's thinking. The five-term House member from Jenkintown has been positioning herself for a gubernatorial run for a couple of months. As evidence of her increasing prominence, the Pennsylvania GOP, in its statement last week responding to President Obama's State of the Union speech, asked: "When will Allyson Schwartz present a serious plan to control spending?"
October 20, 2006
Pa. 13th District This mainly Democratic district covers most of Northeast Philadelphia and much of southeastern and central Montgomery County. The Case for Schwartz U.S. representative Democrat, 58 Rydal Schwartz has a strong track record in public service. She is a specialist on a topic that concerns most Americans: making health care accessible. She spent more than three decades working in the nonprofit sector. As a state legislator, she fought for passage of Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program.
March 2, 2013 |
U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz (D., Pa.) said Friday that she would establish a state political committee in the next few weeks, an important procedural precursor to her expected run for governor of Pennsylvania. The six-term representative from Jenkintown has been traveling around the state trying to line up support. Should she pull the trigger, Schwartz said, she would not file to run simultaneously for her House seat. "Legally, I'm allowed to, but it wouldn't be right," she said.
December 8, 2012 |
Democratic U.S. Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz has hired the state party's finance director for her own political operation, an indication the longtime congresswoman is seriously thinking about a run for the nomination to take on Gov. Corbett in 2014. Aubrey Montgomery, whose fund-raising is credited with putting Pennsylvania Democrats on a sound fiscal footing, informed her colleagues she was leaving in an e-mail Wednesday night. "While my time as a PA Dems staff member will be coming to an end, my commitment to the operation we've built, and the reputation we've earned, will continue as I move into this new role," Montgomery wrote.