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Birthdate: Nov. 17, 1961
Birth Place: Frederick, MD, United States
Residence: Mercersburg, PA
Religion: Roman Catholic
Karen Ramsburg was born in Frederick, Md., and resides in Mercersburg, Pa. She received an associate degree in nursing from Frederick Community College and an associate degree from the Culinary Institute of America. She attended Towson State University.
Ramsburg is a self-described "mother, nurse and activist." She is employed by Sheppard Pratt Healthcare Systems, where she works with adolescents with mental health issues.
She wrote a book, "Smith Rebellion 1765 Gives Rise to Modern Politics," that compares the similarities between the Pennsylvania Pre-Revolutionary War frontier and the political maneuvers of modern times, including occupy Wall Street.
Karen Ramsburg ran a write-in campaign in the April 2012 primary, and received enough votes to allow her name to appear as a Democrat on the general election ballot in Pennsylvania's 9th Congressional District.
Ramsburg, an independent, opted to seek the Democratic write-in nomination rather than attempt to gather 8,000 signatures necessary to run as an independent.
Ramsburg said she was running for office because both major parties are not working in the interests of all Americans.
Ramsburg said economic issues, job creation, health care, education reform and a shift from fossil fuels are the top issues that lawmakers should address. She said she is against abortion and supports gun rights.
She said the wealthiest Americans should pay higher taxes, with the money used to repair infrastructure and create jobs. She also said millions of jobs could be created by switching to sustainable energy.
Ramsburg is not expected to unseat longtime U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster.
Source: Associated Press
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