Kate Schroder ~ U.S. House, District 1
Kate is a 5th generation Cinncinnatian, a public health professional, a cancer survivor, and a mother. Following her diagnosis with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2011 and subsequent recovery, Kate’s view on healthcare as a basic human right emerged as a centralized feature of her campaign platform. A self-described “action-oriented person” according to a survey response on Ballotpedia, she holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is intensely interested in advancing policies that reflect the nuances that exist at the intersection of the public and private healthcare spheres. She spent 12 years working for the Clinton Health Access Initiative, two of which were spent in Zambia as the Country Director. “Upon returning to the U.S., she has served in several leadership positions, managed global programs in children’s health, and published her results in academic journals.”
On healthcare . . .
In addition to devoting her career to work in the healthcare sector and having firsthand professional experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, “[Kate’s] life was transformed after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Through the treatment process, she discovered firsthand what’s broken within our current healthcare system and experienced how access to affordable, quality care can be the difference between life and death. While she is now cancer-free, she’s determined to create a future where everyone can receive the treatment they need without worrying about unmanageable costs.”
On the environment . . .
“Our climate is undergoing rapid change—change that we see and feel every day—and we need to trust the science… I want to [increase] private sector growth in renewable energy and building of infrastructure that is less dependent on fossil fuels. I’ll also stand up nationally in Congress for additional high-paying green jobs and investments in new technologies.”
Plans for Economy
“Investment in infrastructure creates jobs and facilitates small business growth. Right here in our backyard, the Brent Spence Bridge and Western Hills Viaduct are crumbling and have been neglected for years. We need a strong leader who will build partnerships at the local, state, and federal level to get the job done.”
“Investments in education are an investment in our future… I plan to strengthen our public education system through universal preschool access for three and four-year olds, better pay for teachers, additional Pell grants, and a cap on student loan interest rates. A four-year degree is not the only path to employment, which is why I support expanding access to skills and career training programs and apprenticeships.”