The Pennsylvania State Senate Race Has Been Announced

Endorsement: Pilar Schiavo for Assembly District 11

Tuesday, February 11, 2013 | 2 p.m.

Pilar Schiavo, the wife of St. Joseph’s Hospital System co-founder and medical entrepreneur, Anthony Schiavo, has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Schiavo, who lives in Scranton, has been endorsed by the Republican Party of Pennsylvania and the Independence Party of Pennsylvania.

Schiavo has held various posts in state government. She served as assistant secretary or assistant treasurer of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources from 2005 to 2010 and from 2011 to 2012, she served as commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industry from 2010 to 2012, and she served as commissioner for the Department of Human Services from 2009 to 2012.

Schiavo, a native of North Carolina, went to college at The Catholic University of America and later attended the School of Continuing Education for Women, a school for women in higher education founded by Sister Elizabeth Seton, a former president of the U.S. Catholic Conference.

Schiavo also has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

On her campaign website, Schiavo claims to “work daily with our children and families. I will strive to keep families united, healthy, and educated and make our state a shining example for the rest of the nation.”

Her campaign website does not mention her marriage to Anthony Schiavo, however.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is scheduled to convene on March 11 to hold an election for state Representative and state Senator. There are three races on that da

There has been no announced campaign for the Pennsylvania state Senate race.

All three state House seats have been held by Republicans since 2000, with Republicans holding an edge of two seats over their Democratic counterparts.

Tuesday, January 23, 2013 | 3 p.m.

As he gears up to take on the state House’s top Democrat, former state Sen. Mike Sutherland, Republican Rep. Eric Altman of Reading may not have to worry about the national conversation, but he certainly could be facing some heat in his district.

Altman and seven other state representatives from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster

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