Disruptors - Talking Points: Alexandra Weinroth ’10 Brings Positive Energy to Politics 

From television commercials to Facebook posts, it seems that no matter where you turned these past few months, the Presidential election dominated the airspace. While many may still be suffering from election fatigue, Alexandra Weinroth ’10 is energized by it. “It’s an exciting time to be involved,” she says.

Ms. Weinroth brings the same level of enthusiasm to her role as the Communications Director and Speechwriter for the House of Representatives House Budget Committee (Democratic Majority). Budget reports are far from sexy. Dense, and brimming with jargon, they’re typically not the stuff of water cooler talk, yet the information contained within is vital. “The federal budget impacts our day to day lives,” explains Ms. Weinroth. “Budget touches everything.”

Her job is to make sense of it all, parsing through the jargon to make it more palatable to the general public. “I approach my work by considering how I would describe this to my friends, my mom, my neighbor,” she adds. As speechwriter, she also spends her days translating expansive budget policies and economic theories into personal and relatable speeches for her boss, House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth.

Ms. Weinroth’s interest in politics was sparked at The Hun School, where she was elected class president her senior year. “I have always been driven by a desire to helpIf I can use my voice to lift up others, then that’s what I will do.”

That voice extends beyond talking, as Ms. Weinroth is a talented singer. Her dual interests in jazz and biomedical engineering led her to Tulane University at the nudging of Former Headmaster Dr. James Byer ’62. While there, she found her strengths lied more with words than numbers. She took a class with the noted political pundit, James Carville, and was hooked on politics. She moved to Washington, D.C. after graduation and has since built a career making sense of it all.

An eternal optimist, Ms. Weinroth has a piece of advice for those who may feel disillusioned by the current state of politics. “There are so many ways to get involved.” If the presidential election proved frustrating, “get involved at the state level. Your City Council, School Board, State Legislature...the bottom of the ballot is just as important - and can even be more important - than the top.”

The Bucks County native has not escaped notice and has been asked to run for local office, but for now she is happy to be behind the scenes helping others. She recently volunteered as campaign manager, helping to elect three women to local office, including two women to the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors—the first time in history women were the majority.

As for now, her post-election plans are firm, as Representative Yarmuth has been reelected, and she looks forward to helping the Democratic House Majority craft a budget that meets the needs of the American people. “The budget is a statement of our values as a nation. Ending the pandemic, supporting our communities and helping families through this recession, and building a brighter, more inclusive future with expanded opportunities for all - these are the investments that will move our nation forward.”

 

 

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