Aryanna Strader

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Aryanna Strader
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 16
High schoolIndependence High School
Bachelor'sDeVry University
Master'sKeller Graduate School of Management
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service2001-2004
Date of birthNovember 23, 1982
Place of birthBeaverton , OR
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Aryanna Strader was a 2012 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. She was defeated by incumbent Joseph R. Pitts.[1]



See also: Pennsylvania's 16th Congressional District elections, 2012

Strader ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 16th District. She was uncontested in the Democratic primary on April 24, 2012, and faced incumbent Rep. Joseph R. Pitts (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

The Washington Post listed the House of Representatives elections in Pennsylvania in 2012 as one of the 10 states that could determine whether Democrats would retake the House or Republicans would hold their majority in 2013.[3] Ohio tied with Pennsylvania for 9th on the list.[3]

U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 16 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Aryanna Strader 39% 111,185
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph R. Pitts Incumbent 54.8% 156,192
     Independent John Murphy 4.3% 12,250
     Independent James Bednarski 1.8% 5,154
Total Votes 284,781
Source: Pennsylvania Department of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


  • Chester County Democratic Committee
  • Liberty City LGBT Democratic Club

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Strader lost election to the U.S. House in 2012 to Joseph R. Pitts. During that election cycle, her campaign committee raised a total of $85,089 and spent $85,079.[4]


Strader and her husband, Dan, live in Kennett Square, PA. The have one son and one daughter.

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