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2018 Women Candidates of PA

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Christina “Chrissy” Houlahan

District: CD-6

Party Affiliation: Democrat

Christina “Chrissy” Houlahan

Chrissy Houlahan is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and served as a Captain in the Air Force Reserve for 3 years and 13 years in Reserve. She was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AND1 Basketball, transforming the company from a small startup to a major apparel and footwear brand. Houlahan was the founding COO of B-Lab, a nonprofit that promotes B-Corporations and good business practices. She was a chemistry teacher in North Philadelphia and served in Teach for America. Formerly, she was president and Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer for Springboard Collaborative, a Philadelphia-based organization focused on improving early childhood literacy in underserved communities country-wide. Chrissy’s legislative priorities are: ensuring quality, affordable healthcare for all Pennsylvanians, ensuring all students have access to quality education, growing the economy, reducing money in politics, protecting our environment and combating climate change, supporting veterans and their families, and protecting women’s’ rights.

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