Christina Hartman (Democratic Party) ran for election for Pennsylvania Auditor General. She lost in the Democratic primary on June 2, 2020.
Hartman’s professional experience includes working as both an independent consultant and a consultant for Cygnet Strategy and BroderickHaight Consulting. Her consulting work focuses on providing operational, strategic planning, fundraising, and management guidance to non-profit organizations and trade associations. Hartman has also worked with a variety of organizations in the international development and humanitarian fields, including Joyful Heart Foundation, National Democratic Institute (NDI), The Prince’s Trust, and Freedom House.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in international affairs from George Washington University and a master’s degree in international political economy and development from Fordham University.
I am ready to harness my passion for my Lancaster home, and use my skills and wide-ranging experience to ensure that there is a voice for this district that reflects our shared goals and values: opportunities for quality education and jobs, support for our seniors, and balancing the sustainability of our farmland with economic growth. As Congresswoman, I’ll continue to be guided by what Lancaster taught me: that individuals succeed through strong community.
Raised in Lancaster County, I am proud of my family’s Pennsylvania roots. My mother, Julia Hartman, is a first grade teacher at Sacred Heart School, and my dad, Bob Hartman, worked as a store manager. My grandparents were small business owners who taught me the value of hard work, volunteering, and the benefit that entrepreneurship brings to a community.
I credit the Manheim Township public schools and St. John Neumann Catholic Church for showing me first-hand the importance of helping neighbors, organizing fundraisers for those in need, and giving back to the community.
These lessons about community took hold, and I knew I wanted to make a career of sharing them around the world. After graduating from the George Washington University (Washington, DC) and Fordham University (New York City), I took on some of the world’s toughest dictatorships, leading numerous high-profile organizations and advocating for freedom and democracy in those countries and in Washington. From South Sudan to Afghanistan, I helped organizations strengthen their countries’ democracies through civic education, elections, and youth leadership development.
Here at home, I have continued to focus on community development initiatives. I worked with the Joyful Heart Foundation, a national organization pursuing justice for sexual assault and domestic violence survivors. Today, I bring my expertise to organizations in Lancaster such as Church World Service, the Non-Profit Resource Network at Millersville University, and the Parish Resource Center, providing leadership in strategic planning, fundraising, and communications to enhance the services that these organizations provide to the county and beyond.