Lauren Ashcraft


Running as Candidate for

Congressional District 12

Party Enrolled in


Top Three Issues

  1. Combatting the Climate Crisis
  2. Single-Payer Medicare For All
  3. Disability Rights and Accessibility

Current Occupation

Candidate for U.S. Congress

Previous Occupation

US Department of Housing and Urban Development-Data Analyst; JPMorgan/MetLife-Project Manager


MPA - Urban Development, University of Pittsburgh; BA - International Studies and German, West Virginia University

Organizational Affiliation

The Women’s March-Board Member; Middle Collegiate Church-Justice Committee Chair; Collection Box Comedy-Executive Producer and Standup Comedian

Prior Public Experience

US Department of Housing and Urban Development and Mercer County (PA) Housing Authority

Candidate Statement

We deserve a representative who offers a bold legislative agenda to address climate action, support affordable housing, expand social programs, fight for universal healthcare and upgrade public infrastructure. As a progressive activist and a lifelong member of the working class, I'm running to put the interests of working families and small businesses above big corporations because we the people should never come second to corporate profits. Most New Yorkers still haven't recovered from the Great Recession. As we face the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that we mobilize support for public institutions and the common good.