D | PA-16

Kristy Gnibus

Challenger

A fighter for the people of Northwestern Pennsylvania

Kristy Gnibus grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was raised by her mother, a Navy veteran and U.S. Postal worker, and was the first in her family to attend college. Despite being diagnosed with ovarian cancer as a sophomore, she went on to graduate and is now completing a Ph.D. Gnibus is a teacher, works evenings as a bartender, and occasionally drives for Uber to provide for her two daughters.

Ready to fight against the corrupting influence of money-in-politics

Kristy has seen firsthand the influence of money-in-politics and the corrosive power of corporate special interests in our democracy. Kristy is not accepting corporate PAC money, and will be a strong ally in Congress to fight against dark money and pass comprehensive campaign finance reform.

A chance to defeat a bought-and-paid for incumbent

This northwestern Pennsylvania district was re-drawn in 2018, and Democrats came within four points of flipping the seat. Statewide Democrats such as Governor Tom Wolf and Senator Bob Casey also came within two points of winning the district. Incumbent Republican Mike Kelly is a strong ally of Big Money and corporate special interests, and End Citizens United is proud to endorse Kristy for this seat.


Reformer at Risk?

No Corporate PAC?