Endorsed Candidate: Nina Ahmad  Ahmad ran for Lieutenant Governor in 2018 but lost in the primary. From 2015 to 2017, she served as Deputy Mayor for public engagement in Mayor Jim Kenney’s administration, where she oversaw the Commission for Women, the Office of Black Male Engagement, and the Youth Commission, as well as coordinating with the office of LGBT Affairs. Other civic activities include service on the Board of the PA. Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, Board of the Women’s Campaign International, Chair of Mayor Nutter’s Commission on Asian American Affairs and President of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Organization for Women. She has served on the board of the Philadelphia Foundation since 2011, where she is on the Investment Committee and once chaired the Grantmaking Services Committee. She served on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. An immigrant from Bangladesh with a Ph.D. in chemistry from PENN, Ahmad served as Director of Molecular Biology in Jefferson Medical College’s Research Department. She has lived in Philadelphia for 30 years.
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Scott Conklin  Conklin is currently serving in his seventh term in the PA State Assembly from the 77th district, in Centre County, which includes State College. While running for Auditor General, Conklin will also run in the April 28 primary for an eighth term in the Assembly. As a legislator, he has served on a number of committees, including Appropriations and Legislative Budget and Finance. He is currently Minority Chair of the Children & Youth Committee. Conklin’s recent action in the assembly includes a resolution declaring January 23, 2020 as “Maternal Health Awareness Day,” a resolution declaring the month of November, 2019 as “Family Caregiver Month,” and an amendment to the Crimes and Offenses statutes to include neglect of an animal and the tethering of an unattended dog as criminal offenses. Conklin’s training is as a carpenter, having attended Clearfield County Vocational Technical School from 1975 to 1977. He was the owner/operator of a small carpentry business from 1989 to 2007 and is the current owner and operator of Conklin’s Corner Antique in Philipsburg, PA.
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Tracie Fountain   Fountain has served in the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s office for over 29 years. Prior to her resignation to run for Auditor General, Fountain had experience serving as Bureau Director in the five auditing bureaus in the Auditor General’s Department: School Audits, State-Aided Audits, Volunteer Firefighters Relief Association Audits, Liquor Audits, and Children and Youth Services Audits. As Director of Children and Youth Services Audits, Fountain discovered the failure of many Children and Youth agencies to monitor contracted providers, ensure their adherence to contract terms, or require that providers be given criminal background checks. Fountain has plans to deal with the 10% cut in the Auditor General’s budget despite continued responsibility for 5,000 annual audit reports, negotiate with AFSCME to build greater flexibility in bureau assignments while protecting union members’ seniority,  and improve audits of Magisterial District Courts to strengthen Auditor General’s oversight to prevent the courts’ mischaracterization of  citizens’ civil offenses as criminal offenses. Fountain is a graduate of Drexel University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
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Christina Hartman   Hartman has two decades of experience as an executive administrator in three non-profit foundations. Her international work was with Freedom House and the National Democratic Institute, both of which operate in an array of nations around the globe to strengthen and support democratic government, civil society, fair elections, citizen participation, governmental accountability and the free flow of information. Among her foundation postings are Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Sudan. Recently, she was part of an international observation mission for Ukraine’s 2019 Presidential election to ensure the integrity of the vote and to deter violence. She has also served as an administrator for Joyful Heart, a U.S.-based foundation whose purpose is to reform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse as well as to support survivors. Her role in these organizations required that she supervise preparation for audits of multi-million dollar budgets for various funders, including USAID and the U.S. State Department. She was also engaged in oversight of finance, human resources, governance, and fundraising. Hartman grew up in Lancaster County and attended George Washington University and Fordham University. Hartman ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Pennsylvania’s former, red, 16th district in 2016 and 2018.
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Michael E. Lamb   Lamb has served as Controller of the City of Pittsburgh since 2008, a 12-year period in which the city moved from a billion dollar debt to a surplus budget. Lamb exposed waste of taxpayer money, fought against several privatization proposals in Pittsburgh, and designed financing policies that direct revenue from public assets to the city, not to investment bankers. Last spring, Lamb upgraded the Fiscal Focus Pittsburgh website, which gives taxpayers wide access to information about the city’s budget operations. He also created Open Book Pittsburgh, a website that allows citizens to search and view all city contracts, as well as all campaign contributions and expenses of all candidates running for office in the city of Pittsburgh. Lamb released Pittsburgh’s first Popular Annual Report (PAFR), which gives taxpayers an accessible view of the state of the city’s finances as well as information on Pittsburgh’s demographics and government. When he was Allegheny County Prothonotary (2000-2007), he called for the elimination of his own office as part of a larger row office consolidation to save tax dollars. Lamb is the last prothonotary in the county. He is a native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Penn State University, Duquesne University School of Law, and Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz School of Public Policy. 
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