Cort VanOstran was born and raised in small town Missouri, the son of a flight paramedic and a substitute teacher. When Cort was eight years old, his father died, leaving his mother to raise him and his younger brother and sister. Fueled by his family’s values of hard work and integrity, Cort went on to graduate from Harvard. After graduating with honors, Cort returned home to Missouri to study law and give back to his community. As an attorney, Cort advocates on behalf of farmers and other hardworking Missourians. He’s worked on important litigation, including a $217.7 million verdict for Kansas corn farmers in a class action suit based on allegations of corporate negligence.
Cort understands that our system is rigged to favor corporate special interests and wealthy mega-donors. He’s running for Congress to put an end to this system that’s leaving too many Missouri families behind. And as a sign of his commitment, he’s rejecting all corporate PAC money in his campaign.
Candidate for Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District