|U.S. House, Pennsylvania, District 8]]|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Bachelor's||Bryn Mawr College, 1999|
|Profession||Small business owner|
She was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. She lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014.
Naughton graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1999 with a degree in chemistry. She then joined a team at Wyeth Laboratories as a member of the infectious disease research group. Naughton began working for her family's publishing business in 2003 when it began facing some challenges. She currently owns and manages all of the company's operations.
Naughton's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Standing Up for the Eighth District
- Excerpt: "Middle class families across Bucks and Montgomery Counties deserve a voice at the table that understands our values and priorities. I was born and raised here. I went to school here and, when asked, I stepped in to help my family’s small business when it was in trouble. I believe that the policies being made by Washington-insiders are squeezing the middle class. The Eighth District deserves a Member of Congress who will fight for us."
- Helping Small Businesses Recover and Create Jobs
- Excerpt: "Unfortunately, too many Bucks and Montgomery County employers, including my own small publishing company, were hit hard during the economic downturn. That’s why I stayed on with my family’s small business – to keep our company alive. Today, our publishing company is on sound footing, but even as we are on the road to recovery, too many small businesses are still feeling the squeeze."
- Excerpt: "I was fortunate enough to have received a great college education. Now I want all kids in Bucks and Montgomery Counties to have the same opportunity to get a good education and go on to higher learning."
- Health Care
- Excerpt: "Having spent thousands of hours in a lab researching a new synthesis of a breast cancer drug and new antibiotics to treat “superbugs,” I know how important it is to champion research and innovation in the health care industry. But I also know that no matter how many breakthroughs we have, it won’t matter if the cures are out of reach of middle class families."
- Protecting Social Security and Medicare
- Excerpt: "I know how hard it is for our seniors to make ends meet on a fixed income. I paid (and still pay) my mom’s mortgage so that she is able to stay in her home when Social Security isn’t enough. There are thousands of seniors just like my mom who are struggling to pay the bills on a meager retirement savings. It’s just not right."
Naughton is a potential candidate in the 2016 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 8th District. Incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick is not seeking re-election because of self-imposed term limits. The general election will take place November 8, 2016.
On January 8, 2015, Naughton said, “Friends and neighbors are encouraging me to run again, so I’m thinking seriously about it.” 
Naughton ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Pennsylvania's 8th District. Naughton lost the Democratic nomination in the primary on May 20, 2014. She was defeated by Kevin Strouse.
|U.S. House, Pennsylvania District 8 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
Democratic Super PAC House Majority PAC listed incumbent Michael G. Fitzpatrick as one of 10 vulnerable, Republican incumbents in 2014. In May 2013, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched Jumpstart, a program that “provides early financial, communications, operational and strategic support to help top-tier candidates get a head start in these highly-targeted races,” according to the DCCC memo. Kevin Strouse was one of the eight Democratic candidates on the list. He was chosen based on polling figures, which indicated Fitzpatrick's vulnerability to losing re-election in 2014. Due to this vulnerability, Fitzpatrick, along with 11 other House Republicans, qualified for financial assistance under the Patriot Program. The program was run by the National Republican Congressional Committee and helped raise money to protect GOP incumbents who were deemed in danger of being unseated.
Naughton was endorsed by the following:
- Women’s Campaign Fund
- Women Under Forty PAC
- Ironworkers Local Union 401, an AFL-CIO affiliate.
- EMILY'S List
|Shaughnessy Naughton (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0||$89,016||$(80)||$88,935|
|October Quarterly||October 15, 2013||$88,935||$99,804||$(27,743)||$160,995|
|Year-End||January 31, 2014||$160,995||$105,836||$(89,657)||$177,173|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$177,173.67||$124,952.66||$(94,159.72)||$207,966.61|
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- United States House of Representatives
- Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District election, 2016
- Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District
- Pennsylvania's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014
- Roll Call, "Democrat Kicks Off Race for Open Pennsylvania Seat," accessed January 12, 2014
- Campaign Website, "Home," accessed June 6, 2013
- Associated Press, "Pennsylvania - Summary Vote Results," May 20, 2014
- Campaign website, "About," accessed March 17, 2014
- Campaign website, "Issues," accessed March 17, 2014
- Sunshine State News, "Democratic Super-PAC Targets Steve Southerland," accessed March 8, 2013
- Roll Call, "Democrats Launch New Program for House Recruits," May 3, 2013
- The Washington Post, "11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program," April 22, 2013
- NRCC Patriot Program, "About," accessed April 23, 2013
- Politics PA, "Naughton Gains Backing From Women’s Groups," accessed October 30, 2013
- Politics PA, "PA-8: Naughton Endorsed by Ironworkers," accessed October 30, 2013
- Emily's List, "EMILY’s List Puts Four New Women Leaders "On the List"," accessed November 20, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Shaughnessy Naughton 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 11, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year-End," accessed February 12, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 23, 2014
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