PA-07: Susan Wild (D)
Growing up in a military family, Susan moved frequently throughout her childhood. But the Lehigh Valley and the 7th District, where she moved more than three decades ago, is the only place she’s ever truly called home.
It’s where her two children were born and attended public schools. It’s where she’s built a well-respected and recognized legal career, including becoming the first female Solicitor of the City of Allentown where she shepherded in a new era of accountability and transparency. And it’s where she’s become a respected and outspoken community leader.
Susan joined the race for Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District because she shares her neighbors’ values and recognizes that, too often, our leaders in Washington do not. She believes we can grow overall economic prosperity while still caring for the vulnerable members of our community. And she knows, now more than ever, it’s working-class families that deserve a break in this economy — not big city billionaires and wealthy corporations.
When Susan is not working for her clients, she can be found spending time with her two children and dog, or cooking up masterpiece meals with delicious organic ingredients from her home garden.
- Recognized by Gov. Tom Wolf for leadership and innumerable contributions to Pennsylvania: 2017
- Selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Named a Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business: 2016
- Named to the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Pennsylvania: 2013
- Elected President of the Bar Association of Lehigh County: 2006
- Confirmed by a unanimous vote of the City Council to become the first female Solicitor of the City of Allentown: 2015
- Board of Directors, Second Harvest Food Bank
- Board of Directors, Program for Women & Families
- Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
- Board of Directors, Civic Theatre of Allentown
- Supports several local animal rescue organizations
Susan: Fast Facts
- Education: American University, B.A., 1978; the George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1982
- Two children: Clay (24) and Addie (21)
- One wonderful dog: Zoey (42 in dog years)
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
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