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Sarah Smith

Running for U.S. House of Representatives, District 9
Election: Nov. 6, 2018

I am a 29 year old millennial woman who has run the gamut of life from beginning to end. I lived through 9/11, through the Recession, and am still feeling the rippling, divisive effects of both every single day. I grew up the daughter of a man who witnessed Nazi V-2 bombings in London and a woman who was one of five people in a one bedroom apartment in New York City. My father worked hard and built an incredible life for myself and my sister, but when Wall Street gambled and lost with our futures, I was there when we suffered and were eventually separated as a family because of it. I've survived sexual assault, been nearly homeless, and worked myself ragged going to college full time and working full time. Throughout this experience, I have always held on to my passion for doing what's right and helping others. I have volunteered with Planned Parenthood, IGNITE, The Humane Society, and many others to try and give back. I am ready to take office and fight for people and progress.