Boser announces candidacy for new 15th U.S. Congressional District

Susan Boser

BELLEFONTE –Susan Boser, a Democrat, has announced she is running for the U.S. Congressional seat in Pennsylvania’s new 15th District. After redistricting, this area includes part of the 9th District where she originally declared her candidacy.

On Feb. 18, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the redrawn map of congressional districts throughout the state. The new northwest-central 15th District includes 13 counties that extend from Indiana and Cambria counties in the south to the New York border in the north.

Boser expressed excitement about the revised map. She said that the new 15th District includes Indiana where she has resided for over 16 years and the Kinzua Region of the Allegheny National Forest where she went camping many summers ago.

Boser, the oldest of five children, grew up in a small town in southwestern New York state. The family struggled financially for some years, but her father started a small business to fund his children’s college education. Upon graduating from college, Boser said she worked in human services so she could make a difference in people’s lives.

Boser has 20 years of experience in human services. She has worked in a drug and alcohol treatment center, managed a residential home for troubled adolescents, and provided in-home services for those struggling to keep their families together. Boser, in 2001, earned her Ph.D. at Cornell’s Department of Policy Analysis with a focus on human services. She directed a study on human services in four New York counties. She and her colleagues used the results to develop mental health and addiction services to better serve rural needs with local control. The Governor’s Office gave the project an award for leadership in innovation.

A professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Boser is active in local government and non-profit organizations. She is one of the leaders of the Indiana County Sustainable Economic Development Task Force. In this role, she works with county government and local organizations to further the county’s economic development plan. Boser serves on the board of directors for the Community Guidance Center. She also serves on the Steering Committee as treasurer for the Food Co-Op of Indiana, PA. Boser is a mother of three children. She lives in Indiana County with her husband David Brady.

Visit her Facebook page at and her website at For more information, contact campaign coordinator Ann Rea at 724-910-9118 or, or Susan Boser at 724-427-5869 or