Susan Wild has many firsts to her name, including the first woman to be appointed as Allentown City Solicitor and the first woman to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District. She has been elected three times in this Lehigh Valley district that includes Allentown and Bethlehem.
Wild once again faces one of the most competitive races in the country. In 2022, she won her race 51-49% in a district that President Joe Biden won by less than a point and which the Cook Report again labels a tossup. 2020 Pennsylvania redistricting added deep red areas to the district, shifting the partisan makeup from Biden +5 to close to even.
Wild currently serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the House Committee on Education and Labor.
On Foreign Affairs, she has emphasized diplomacy over wars and stood up for human rights around the world.
Wild opposes new nuclear weapons such as the nuclear-armed sea-launched cruise missile (SLCM-N) and is committed to strengthening and expanding non-proliferation agreements and turning back the dangerous expansion of nuclear arsenals. She supports the ultimate objective of reaching, in former President Barack Obama’s words, “the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.”