Amy McGrath is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, having served for 20 years. Amy attended the United States Naval Academy before she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps. She went on to complete flight school first as a Weapons Systems Officer, and later as a pilot in the F/A-18 Hornet. She completed a tour flying missions in Afghanistan in 2002, becoming the first female Marine to fly an F-18 on a combat mission. In 2011, Amy was assigned to Washington D.C. as a Marine Corps Congressional Fellow, serving as defense and foreign affairs policy advisor to Rep. Susan David. Amy has also served in the Pentagon as the Marine Corps’ liaison to the State Department.
Amy understands the disastrous impact of Citizens United and the tsunami of special interest money it unlocked. That’s why she’s committed to pushing for meaningful campaign finance reform in Congress.
Candidate for California's 9th Congressional District