Allyson Schwartz was born on October 3, 1948, and was raised in New York City. She has been the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 13th District since 2005 and currently resides in Jenkintown with her husband, David, and their two sons, Daniel and Jordan. Rep. Schwartz received an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Simmons College and a Master's in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College before beginning a career as a healthcare executive. From 1990 to 2004, she served as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, and currently holds positions on both the Budget Committee as well as the Ways and Means Committee. She authored several key provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.