Sen. Pam Iovino, D-37, with her brother shortly after being sworn in to Pennsylvania's state Senate.

Democrat Pam Iovino takes the oath of office, is one of 13 women serving in the state Senate

BY: - April 29, 2019

Democrat Pam Iovino swore the oath office to the Pennsylvania state Senate Monday afternoon, almost one month after winning a special election to represent a suburban Pittsburgh district. On April 3, Iovino, a Navy veteran and former aide in the George W. Bush White House, defeated Republican candidate D. Raja a tightly contested race for […]

Democrats want to flip Pennsylvania’s state Senate in 2020. They’ll need the suburbs to do it

BY: - April 4, 2019

A Democratic victory in a contested special election in the Pittsburgh suburbs on Tuesday has political observers across Pennsylvania asking the same question: Can the party flip the Republican-controlled Senate in 2020?

Democrat Pam Iovino wins special election to represent Pittsburgh suburbs in Pa. Senate

BY: - April 2, 2019

Democrat Pam Iovino won a highly contested race to represent the 37th Senate District in the Pittsburgh suburbs Tuesday, flipping a Republican-held seat and moving her party closer to control of the chamber. Iovino, a Navy veteran and former Veterans Affairs aide to President George W. Bush, defeated businessman D. Raja, a Republican who was […]

In purple Pittsburgh suburbs, Democrats eye a future Senate majority while Republicans try to hold the line

BY: - April 1, 2019

Voters in the 37th Senate District will head to the polls Tuesday to choose between Democrat Pam Iovino and Republican D. Raja.

Western Pa. state Senate candidates trade second round of attacks in new ads

BY: - March 8, 2019

Editor’s note: This story was corrected to reflect that Democrat Matt Smith held the 37th from 2013 to 2015.* Candidates vying for a state Senate seat in suburban Pittsburgh released dueling attack ads Friday, less than a month before a highly watched special election. Pam Iovino, a Democratic Navy veteran and former cabinet assistant secretary, […]

The fight in a western Pa. special election heats up: Democrat Iovino, Republican Raja trade barbs in new ads

BY: - March 5, 2019

Things are getting nasty in the special election battle between Democrat Pam Iovino and Republican D.Raja in the special election fight for western Pennsylvania’s open 37th Senate District seat. In an ad launched last week, Raja, businessman and chairman of the Allegheny County Republicans, derides Iovino as a “liberal extremist.” It also touts the 500 […]

GOP state Senate candidate Raja ties Iovino to AOC, Sanders in new attack ad

BY: - February 27, 2019

In his first two ads, Republican state Senate candidate D. Raja punched up his background as a businessman, immigrant and father. Now, Raja’s, who’s running for the open 37th District seat in Pittsburgh’s wealthy south suburbs is going on the attack against his Democratic opponent — Navy veteran and former Bush cabinet assistant secretary Pam Iovino […]


Here’s how we write the next great chapter for southwestern Pa. | Opinion

BY: - February 27, 2019

When business, government, and academia unite to develop job-ready skills, our region wins.   

Democrat Iovino hits TV screens ahead of state Senate special election

BY: - February 15, 2019

In an ad trumpeting her 23 years of Navy service, Pam Iovino, the Democratic candidate in a special election for western Pennsylvania’s 37th Senate District, hit the air waves with a 30-second TV spot on Friday. The ad continues to mention her work as an assistant secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs under President […]

Pa. voters will be working overtime in busy 2019 special election season | Analysis

BY: - February 13, 2019

We run down the off-year campaign cycle that doesn't feel like one.