A health care advocate fighting for Ohioans
Kate is a health care advocate, cancer survivor, problem solver, and mom running for Congress to fight for Ohio working families. A fifth-generation Cincinnatian, she was raised in a family of medical professionals who taught her that service to others is a core value. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree at Indiana University, where she was student body treasurer, and she went on to work for former Senator Evan Bayh in Washington, D.C. and then for a member of the Cincinnati City Council. She received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and joined the Advisory Board Company as a health care researcher and consultant. Kate served as the Zambia country director for the Clinton Health Access Initiative for two years, and launched programs in pediatric HIV, lab services, and human resources for health. Upon returning to the U.S., she has managed global programs in children’s health, published her results in academic journals, and most recently served as vice president of the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Kate was appointed to the Cincinnati Board of Health in 2016 and currently serves as finance chair. She has dedicated her career to working on behalf of others, lowering health care costs, and improving outcomes. Kate and her husband John are the proud parents of two young children, and they live in the neighborhood of Clifton in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A champion for Ohio working families
Kate prioritizes what matters to all hardworking Ohioans. She is committed to expanding economic opportunity for all and ensuring that all students have access to the educational opportunities they need to succeed. She is a fierce advocate for expanding access to health care, a fight that is deeply personal to her and her family. Kate was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 33, and she experienced how access to affordable, quality care can be the difference between life and death. Kate is now cancer free and determined to create a future where everyone can receive the treatment they need without worrying about unmanageable costs. Kate’s work as a health care advocate also honors the memory of her father, Dr. Lou Schroder, a renowned Cincinnati oncologist and active local leader who passed away in 2017 after a battle with glioblastoma. Kate has been recognized as a rising star transforming the health care sector, and as our country faces an unprecedented crisis in COVID-19, she is working tirelessly to help her community stay safe and informed. When elected to Congress, Kate will bring 15 years of experience as a health care advocate to Washington and put public health before politics.
An opportunity to flip a seat from red to blue
Kate is challenging incumbent Republican Congressman Steve Chabot, whose record of failure includes voting for the House Republican health care plan to kick 23 million people off their insurance, repeatedly voting to defund Planned Parenthood, and voting to undermine equal pay protections for women. Chabot, in his 12th term, has benefited from a gerrymandered district, but is increasingly vulnerable after a close call in 2018 and lackluster fundraising. Kate is running a strong grassroots campaign, and she has what it takes to win in November. Chabot’s deep-pocketed special interest allies will do everything they can to keep this seat, but Kate can flip it with our help. Let’s show her the full support of the EMILY’s List community and help elect this champion for Ohio working families to Congress.