A dedicated public servant fighting for Pennsylvania working families
Madeleine Dean is a dedicated public servant and experienced leader who will fight for the women and families of Montgomery County in Congress. As the youngest of seven children in a politically engaged family, Madeleine Dean has been interested in public service and advocacy from a young age. She received her undergraduate degree from La Salle University and her law degree from Widener University, eventually practicing law and serving as executive director of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers. Madeleine served as an assistant professor at La Salle University for over a decade and then as a local township commissioner, writing as a contributor to local daily newspapers along the way. She was elected to be a state representative in 2012 and served in Harrisburg until her election to Congress. Madeleine lives in Jenkintown, Abington Township with her husband and has three grown sons and one granddaughter.
An experienced leader dedicated to expanding economic opportunity
Madeleine is committed to expanding economic opportunity and helping create good-paying jobs for hardworking Pennsylvanians. Since her election to the state House six years ago, Madeleine has earned a reputation as a fierce champion for progressive policies including access to health care, funding for public education, combating gun violence and more. Before her election, Madeleine also served on the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and advised the governor on policies that affect women, ranging from expanding economic opportunities to supporting mentorship programs. “Montgomery County needs a progressive woman in Congress to shape our American future!” she has said.
A victory that made a new seat blue
Madeleine’s victory made a newly redistricted open seat blue, put an end to the days of Pennsylvania’s all-men delegation, and gave Pennsylvania women a new voice in Washington. The EMILY’s List community is proud to support this champion for Keystone State working families.