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Ex-Federal Prosecutor Joins Dem Primary

Ashley Lunkenheimer fought to stop drug trafficking gangs and opioid abuse.

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Ally Mutnick
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:19 a.m.

Former federal prosecutor Ashley Lunkenheimer (D) entered the race for retiring Rep. Pat Meehan’s (R) seat. She “worked as an assistant U.S. attorney for almost 10 years, where she prosecuted drug trafficking gangs in Chester and doctors who illegally prescribed oxycodone, among other things. The Media resident most recently served as the senior legal counsel for AmeriHealth Caritas. … Lunkenheimer is the daughter of a local power player: Her mother is Molly Shepard, the CEO of the executive coaching firm The Leader’s Edge. Shepard has sat on the board of several city nonprofits. Since filing her paperwork to run on Friday, Lunkenheimer said she has raised approximately $70,000 from individual donors.” (Philadelphia Inquirer)

There are several other Democrats eyeing the seat, which is likely to get new lines after court-ordered redistricting.

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