Renee Amoore, a giant in Pennsylvania politics and the healthcare industry, died Tuesday at the age of 67.
As the daughter of a nurse and school bus driver, Amoore grew up in Bryn Mawr, PA. Likely taking after her mother, Amoore worked her way up to head emergency room nurse at Harlem Hospital in New York City.
After almost two decades in the industry, she created her own health care management and consulting firm. Founded in 1995, the Amoore Group consisted of Amoore Health Systems, 521 Management Group, and Ramsey Educational and Development Institute.
Amoore also had a great interest in politics. She became Deputy Chair of the Pennsylvania State Republican Committee in 1996. Throughout her life, she focused intensely on issues of race and inequality, based on a lifetime of experience.
In addition to her work in politics and the healthcare industry, Amoore was a part of WBCB for several years. From 2012 to 2016, she hosted Real Clear with Renee Amoore. Each Monday at 1 p.m., she spoke to listeners about local, state, and federal politics.
PA GOP Chairman Lawrence Tabas sent a letter to Republican State Committee members announcing Amoore’s passing Tuesday.
“Southeastern Pennsylvania has lost a great leader and the Republican Party a stalwart supporter. I will miss her friendship, guidance, and most of all her upbeat attitude.”
Former Governor Tom Corbett weighed in on the news as well.
“Sue and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of our friend and strong supporter Renee Amoore. She was a tireless advocate for women, people of color and the GOP. She was a person of honesty and compassion who fought for all the citizens of our great state.”
In addition to her political achievements at the state level, she saw success in federal politics. She spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2008, advocating for the campaign of Senator John McCain.
Then eight years later, Amoore hosted presidential candidate Donald Trump in North Philadelphia. He spoke to African American voters and politicians. After the 2016 election, she joined President-Elect Trump’s transition team for health and human services.