Summer Lee is a lifelong resident of HD-34. After growing up in North Braddock, she attended Penn State University for her undergrad degree and then went to the Howard University School of Law. While at Howard, she worked with NAACP Legal Defense and Education fund, served as a student attorney to people with civil rights complaints, and worked in the Office of the General Council for the DC Public Schools.
After her graduation, she became a dedicated and passionate advocate for social justice. In 2016, she worked as a Field Organizer for the PA Democratic Party, helping to educate voters and involve community members in the tough campaigns. Summer has also been an activist for workers rights, including a $15 minimum wage.
Now, she wants to take her fight to Harrisburg. With all her experience in both law and activism, she has the determination and ability needed to make real change for the people who need it most. Summer will represent all of the people in her district, not just the ones who can afford it. In the State Capitol, she will work for healthcare for all, equality for every person, continue her fight for workers rights, and work for free, high quality education all the way through the university level. With her in the State House, HD-34 will have a person fighting for them and working to improve the lives of every person in Pennsylvania.