Emergency Physician Dr. Bob Solomon Announces Run for Senate in PA-37

Emergency Physician Dr. Bob Solomon Announces Run for Senate in PA-37

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Oakdale, Dec. 7 – Dr. Bob Solomon, an emergency physician with more than 30 years of experience, announced today that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Senate in the 37th District of Pennsylvania.

“Polling has shown there are three issues voters are most interested in: health care, the opioid crisis, and gun violence,” Solomon, 60, of Oakdale, said. “Because of my 33 years as an emergency physician, I am uniquely qualified to help address all of these issues in the Senate starting on the day I am sworn in.”

Solomon’s tenure in the medical profession includes more than 25 years of experience in health care policy. He’s written more than 35 articles and given nearly 50 lectures on hot topics related to healthcare and insurance issues. Earlier this year, Solomon launched the Universal Healthcare Political Action Committee, a nationwide political action committee dedicated to supporting political candidates who publicly support universal healthcare policy.

As an emergency physician he intimately understands issues related to the opioid crisis. In his capacity as a doctor, he must routinely prescribe pain medications. He’s also cared for opioid addicts in this role, providing information and support to their families and loved ones.

When it comes to witnessing gun violence, he’s had a front-row seat.

“I’ve had to look the parents of teen gunshot wound victims in the eye and tell them, ‘I’m sorry, there’s nothing we can do.’ I’ve seen how gun violence has ripped families apart,” he said. “And I believe that experience will help me hit the ground ready to work on this issue if elected.”

Solomon, whose daughter is school teacher, said he is also committed to equitable school funding, and shifting the property tax burden.

Despite a long and successful medical career, Solomon has vowed to be a full-time candidate if nominated and a full-time senator if elected.

The senate seat will be filled by a Special Election because its current occupant, Guy Reschenthaler, was elected to Congress in the recent midterm elections. Instead of a Primary Election, the Democratic nominee will be selected by a vote of the members of the Democratic Committee within the 37th District at a nominating convention. The date has not yet been announced, but the Special Election will likely take place on May 21, the same day as the 2019 Municipal Primary Election.

Solomon said his most recent experience as a congressional candidate has provided much-needed perspective on how to campaign. If selected as the Democratic nominee for the seat, he’s also committed to being a full-time candidate.

He spent nearly $170,000 of his own money on messaging and canvassing during that campaign and said that while he intends to fundraise, he wants to assure voters he will be well-positioned to conduct a highly competitive campaign in the upcoming Special Election.

Solomon noted the importance of electability as a key component of his strategy for the upcoming nominating convention. “Look no further than Conor Lamb’s Special Election victory as a blueprint of how we can all come together and do great things when we all work towards a unified goal,” Solomon said. “One thing Democratic voters need to know is that if I have the honor of being our nominee, the Solomon campaign will have resources and boots on the ground immediately to win this seat for the people of the 37th District.”

Solomon, 61, resides in North Fayette Township with his wife Donna, who is an electrical engineer.

The 37th Senate District includes the Townships of  Aleppo, Collier, Crescent, Findlay, Kilbuck, Leet, Moon, Mount Lebanon, North Fayette, Ohio, Robinson, South Fayette, South Park, and Upper St. Clair in Allegheny County and Peters Township in Washington County, as well as the Boroughs of Bell Acres, Ben Avon Heights, Bethel Park, Bridgeville, Edgeworth, Emsworth, Glen Osborne, Glenfield, Haysville, Jefferson Hills, Leetsdale, McDonald, Oakdale, Pennsbury Village, Pleasant Hills, Rosslyn Farms, Sewickley, Sewickley Heights, Sewickley Hills, Thornburg, and Whitehall.

For more information visit www.solomonforpa.com

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