23 S 6th Street, Lebanon, PA 17042

2021 democrat of the year

Laura Quick

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Laura Quick is a Lebanon County native who grew up Republican but, after attending Indiana University of PA, realized that she was not only a Democrat but quite interested in politics and how policy affects everyday people.   She continued her interest in politics during an internship at the United States Information Agency in Washington DC where she organized a program for participants from 26 different countries to observe our 1988 Presidential Election. 

Laura continued to work in the DC area until 1991, when she moved to France and became an English teacher.  She returned to the US in 1999 to raise a family and moved back to Lebanon County in 2014.  Laura was dismayed to find that many Republicans in Lebanon ran unopposed so in 2016 Laura jumped in politics with both feet by training with Emerge PA (candidate training program for Democratic women) as well as becoming a Political Organizer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. She was appointed as an at-large member of the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee, volunteered with the Hillary campaign, and attended the DNC in Philadelphia. 

Laura ran in the Democratic primaries in 2018 and 2020 for the 9th Congressional District.  In 2018 she was elected to the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee and has authored and helped pass 3 resolutions – the most recent being the one against the seditious acts of our elected officials in 2020-21. When Laura is not a candidate herself, she works to help on other candidates’ campaigns and especially likes knocking on doors.

Laura is also a political activist. She has participated in Democracy rallies in Washington DC and the Women’s March in 2017. She travels to surrounding counties to support Democratic rallies and demonstrations. Laura was also a regular attendee of Lebanon County’s Black Lives Matter support rally.