Chrissy Houlahan

Chrissy Houlahan



RACE SUMMARY: Defeated first-time Repulican candidate Greg McCauley after the Pennsylvania Congressional Redistrict led Republican Incumbent Ryan Costello to not seek reelection. 

VOTING RECORD:, Project VoteSmart



BORN: 1968

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Stanford University (BA), MIT (MS)

OCCUPATION: Captain - United States Air Force, COO AND1 Basketball

FAMILY: Married, 2 children


  • U.S. House of Representatives - PA-6, 2019-Present


  • Armed Services
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Small Business

Elected: 2018



  • Committed to a a secure national homeland for the Jews and peace in the Middle East.
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Supports enforcement of the Iran Nuclear agreement (JCPOA)
  • Supports continuous diplomatic, economic, military and scientific aid to Israel.



  • Promises to defend Planned Parenthood
  • Believes a woman's health care decisions should be made by her and her doctor
  • Vows to support VAWA - Violence Agaist Women Act
  • Will fight efforts to undermine Roe v Wade


In Her Own Words

"“I believe women's health care decisions should be made between a woman, her doctor, and her faith -- not DC politicians.” 1

"The Trump Administration and Republicans in Congress want to turn back the clock on women's health and eliminate vital funding for Planned Parenthood, denying thousands of women access to lifesaving cancer screening and affordable health care. We can't let this happen." 2

SOURCES: 1)   2)


Interesting Facts

Is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor, and a Naval officer.

Was a chemistry teacher in North Philadelphia

Was president and COO of Springboard Collaborative, a nonprofit focussed on improving early childhood literacy in underserved communities.