A proven leader and U.S. Navy veteran
Pam Keith is an experienced leader and U.S. Navy veteran running for Congress to fight for Florida working families. Pam learned the importance of service from her father, a U.S. Navy veteran who joined the United States Foreign Service. Pam was born while her family was posted in Turkey, and then moved to Morocco, and then to Syria. “Being raised in a U.S. diplomatic community, I learned that the most important thing about me was that I was an American, and that being an American was very special,” she has said. When Pam’s parents divorced and she moved to Oakland, California, and then to Lexington, Kentucky, “I learned what it meant to be an African American,” she has said, and it “fueled my passion to stand up for equality and justice.” After moving to Washington, D.C. and Brasilia, Brazil, Pam moved back to California for high school. She went on to graduate from U.C. Davis, earned a master’s degree, and graduated from Boston College Law School. Pam was commissioned into the United States Navy as a judge advocate and served as defense counsel at the Navy Legal Services Office in Norfolk, Virginia. She volunteered to go to Bahrain to serve as the officer in charge of the Legal Services Office and then served as staff judge advocate for the Navy Computers and Telecommunications Command in Washington, D.C... After leaving the Navy and working for highly respected law firms, Pam was recruited by NextEra Energy/FP&L, to be in-house legal counsel, and put down roots in Palm Beach County. She has been a member of Leadership Palm Beach County; a member of the board of directors of Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc., a nonprofit that serves homeless and at-risk veterans; and a volunteer mentor at the Boys and Girls Club of Riviera Beach. Pam is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and exemplifies its motto of “Service to all Mankind.” When elected, she will bring new leadership to Florida’s 18th Congressional District.
A champion for Florida working families
In this time of crisis, Pam is stepping up to fight for working families. She is committed to expanding economic opportunity for all Floridians, and to defending the progress on health care we have worked so hard to make. “The freedoms and rights afforded to us in the Constitution mean little if we do not enjoy good health,” Pam has said. “No American should have to choose between paying rent and paying for life-saving medication or treatment. No one should have to use a hospital emergency room as a primary care facility.” When elected, she will work tirelessly to expand access to quality, affordable health care, to create jobs, to strengthen our public schools, to address the crisis of climate change, and to give hardworking Florida families a new voice in Congress.
An opportunity to flip a seat from red to blue
Pam is challenging Republican Congressman Brian Mast, a vulnerable incumbent whose record of failure has hurt the working families he was elected to serve. Mast, a Trump ally who has campaigned on the President’s behalf in this swing state, has received a perfect score from the National Right to Life Committee, repeatedly voted to defund Planned Parenthood, and supports overturning Roe v. Wade. Mast’s deep-pocketed special interest allies will do everything they can to hold on to this seat, but Pam has what it takes to turn this seat blue with our help — and to change the face of power. “People are becoming more comfortable with seeing different kinds of people in Congress,” Pam has said. “You don’t know what it looks like to have powerful Black women in Congress until you see powerful Black women in Congress. The moment is calling for real systemic change. We are the ones walking and living in these communities who can bring that change.” Let’s show Pam the full support of the EMILY’s List community and help elect this champion for Florida working families to Congress.