Congresswoman Madeleine Dean (Pennsylvania-Fourth District)
A lifelong resident of the communities surrounding Penn State Abington, Congresswoman Madeleine Dean is an attorney, professor, and a former four-term member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She currently represents large swaths of Montgomery and Bucks counties in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Dean is an advocate for education, universal healthcare, gun safety, combating climate change, and ethical governance. She has sponsored several critical pieces of legislation including the STOIC Act, a law that provides mental health and suicide prevention resources for first responders. Rep. Dean is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Rep. Dean earned a bachelor’s degree at La Salle University and graduated from Delaware Law School of Widener University.
After practicing law privately, Rep. Dean transitioned into public service and was elected to the Abington Township Board of Commissioners in 2011, before winning a special election to the Pennsylvania State House the following year. During her time in Harrisburg, the governor appointed her to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, advising on policies and legislation to improve the lives of women and their families.