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2018 Women Candidates of PA

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Valerie Gaydos

District: PA-44

Party Affiliation: Republican

Valerie Gaydos

Valerie Gaydos is a small business owner with more than 25 years of experience. Gaydos learned the value of hard work, love of family, and importance of community from an early age. While in high school she became a Certified EMT, and volunteered on Valley Ambulance. During and after college she worked for U.S. Senator John Heinz before starting her successful company. Since then, she has built a reputation as an advocate for startup businesses and an Angel investor. Valerie was the first woman President of the Pennsylvania Angel Network. Currently, Gaydos works closely with veteran owned start-up companies and is active with a variety of organizations such as Standing Firm, and Red Cross. Gaydos will work hard to balance the state budget and ensure responsible spending, end taxpayer funded perks and special treatment for elected officials, reduce the size of the legislature, and restore civility to the budgeting process.

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