Chrissy Houlahan is an America-based politician, engineer, and has remained a former United Air force officer. Currently, she has been working while being a member of the Democratic Party. She is the representative of Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district. She began her political career in 2017 and was later elected in 2018 while defeating the Republican named Greg McCauley.
Chrissy was born on 5th June 1967 and spent most of her childhood age in the various US naval bases including Oahu. Her father was named Andrew C.A. Jampoler, a naval aviator who was born in Poland in a Jewish family. Later, he left the country at the age of four and escaped the Holocaust, and later became an author by profession. Chrissy attained her graduation in Engineering from Stanford University in 1989 along with an AFROTC scholarship. Later in 1994, she received her master’s degree in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After she did her graduation from Stanford University.
Chrissy Houlahan Career
Chrissy Houlahan spent almost three years in the United States Air Force and was active for her duty towards Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedform. While being there in the United States Air Force, she was appointed as a project manager who was assumed to be working on air and space defense technologies. Later, she left active duty in 1991 while separating from the service in 2004 as a captain. She was appointed the duty of Chief Operating Officer after leaving her active duty for a start-up sportswear company named AND1.
Being part of the company and offered all the benefits, the company made her get 40 paid hours of community service at the location of employee’s choosing. She dedicated her hours while working with girls and women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Later in this job, she became the Chief Operating Officer at B-Lab that is a non-profit start-up while AND1 was sold out.
Houlahan once said that the thing that motivated her for becoming a part of congress was her organization’s bus trip to the Women’s March in Washington DC that was held on 21st January 2017. She was asked about choosing a political career and why she wanted to do that instead she could be a lower officer. She said that she didn’t have time for that and since the stakes are too high, it made her think that she was perfectly qualified for the position. Chrissy Houlahan took unopposed Democratic nominations and stood against the first-time candidate Greg McCauley in the general election. On 6th November 2018, she defeated the candidate and earned almost 58.8% of votes over McCauley who earned 41.1% of the total votes.
Chrissy Houlahan became one of the seven women who has been running the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018 and one of the four Democratic women to win the elections by that much percent. While joining the office in January 2019, Chrissy Houlahan became one of the first Democrats to represent herself on behalf of the Chester County-based district in the last 166 years. The county had historically been represented as Republican but has changed the trend to being Democratic in recent years. On the other hand, Houlahan had previously expressed her thoughts about being a part of the campaign for the United States Senate in 2022 later to which she announced that she would rather run re-elections for the House.
Chrissy Houlahan Biography
|Real Name||Christina Marie Houlahan|
|Birth Date||5 June 1967|
|Age (as of 2021)||54 Years|
|Birth Place||NAVAIR, Patuxent River, Maryland, United States|
|Profession||United States Representative|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 8” – in Centimeters – 173 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 62 kg – in Pounds – 136 lbs|
|Father||Andrew C.A. Jampoler|
|School||St. George’s School|
Currently, Houlahan is living with his husband and family. His husband is named Bart whom she met at Stanford and later married in 1991. The couple has two daughters who are assumed to be adults as of now. Houlahan is the mother of her two daughters named Molly (28) and Carly (26). They all are living in a house in Devon, Pennsylvania.
Chrissy Houlahan Net Worth
Chrissy Houlahan is estimated to have a net worth of around $5 million. Her total assets include the amount of $750 thousand along with which her commercial bank investments include $8 thousand.
- With the subject of experiencing the problems in the US educational system, Houlahan participated in the lifelong learning program at the University of Pennsylvania where she retrieved the courses in the hard sciences.
- She enrolled herself in the program Teach for America where she started while working as an 11-grade science teacher at Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia.
- After one year, she withdrew herself from the program (Teach for America) and joined springboard collaborative (a non-profit organization based in Philadelphia).
- There, she started focusing on early childhood literacy for the underserved population.
- She enrolled herself for both president and CFO/COO of springboard Collaborative before leaving the position to focus on her political campaign.