Meet our Legislators – November 2023

Our team is focusing on election and campaign reform this month, and Speaker McClinton and Rep. Madden have been outspoken advocates on this issue. Take a moment to learn more.


Meet Speaker Joanna McClinton (HD-191, Delaware & Philadelphia County):

  • Representative for HD-191 (Delaware & Philadelphia Counties) since 2015 and Speaker of the PA House since February of 2023, the first Black legislator and first woman elected to this position
  • Former Assistant Public Defender and Chief Counsel to State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams
  • Member of the Election Law Advisory Board, a bipartisan group dedicated to making elections more fair, secure, and accessible
  • Lead sponsor of the K. Leroy Irvis Voting Rights Protection Act, a comprehensive voting reform bill supporting local election offices and strengthening election security
  • A lifelong resident of SW Philadelphia dedicated to protecting voting rights, reforming the criminal justice system, fighting discrimination and more


Meet Rep. Maureen Madden (HD-115, Monroe County)

  • Representative of HD-115 (Monroe County) since 2016 when she flipped her district from a Republican incumbent
  • A former educator at East Stroudsburg University, where she saw the negative impacts of state budget cuts to education
  • Secretary of the State Government Committee, where she chairs the Subcommittee on Campaign Finance & Elections
  • An outspoken supporter of campaign finance reform who believes in getting corporate money out of Pennsylvania state politics
  • From securing equitable education funding to raising the minimum wage, a passionate advocate for using Pennsylvania state dollars to benefit those who need it most