Pennsylvania State Senate 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 her to graduate from Gettysburg College and pursue 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.
Her 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, she 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, she was the Department’s lead advocate on Capitol Hill for our nation’s 25 million veterans and their families, protecting and improving their benefits. Most recently she served as the Director of Veterans Services for Allegheny County.
A career in public service, at the federal and local level, makes Pam uniquely qualified to serve in Harrisburg. Her life and career have been dedicated to these pursuits and she is ready to work for the people of the 37th District. Pam will bring dignity, independence, and our shared values to Harrisburg because she believes deeply that this is what our families deserve.