Mary (Mary) Gay Scanlon (D-05)

US Representative Mary Scanlon

Mary (Mary) Gay Scanlon (D-05)
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Capitol: 202.225.2011
FAX: 202.226.0280
District: 610.626.2020
Room 1227 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3805
2501 Seaport Drive
Chester, PA 19013
Residence:Swarthmore, PA

Committee Assignments

ChairmanHouse Communications Standards Commission
Co-ChairAccess to Legal Aid Caucus
ChairmanYouth Mentoring Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Rules and the Organization of the House
FC MemberCongressional Trauma Informed Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Census Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Candy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women in STEM Caucus
FC MemberDelaware River Basin Task Force
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
MemberHouse Committee on House Administration
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberEndometriosis Caucus
FC MemberPostal Preservation Caucus
FC MemberServicewomen and Women Veterans (SWWV) Congressional Caucus
FC MemberGet the Lead Out Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Blockchain Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCollege Affordability Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Social Determinants of Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus


Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon has dedicated her career to serving the most vulnerable - first as a lawyer and now in Congress. She was first sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives on November 13, 2018 following a special election, and currently represents Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District. Congresswoman Scanlon's legislative priorities include voting rights, access to justice, education, supporting economic growth for her region, common sense gun safety, and ending hunger. All of these priorities align with Congresswoman Scanlon's main goal as an elected official- protecting and improving the lives of America's children, families, veterans, and seniors. She currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee, House Committee on Rules, and Committee on House Administration, and chairs the House Caucuses on Access to Legal Aid and Youth Mentoring. As a staunch believer that everyone is entitled to equal protection under the law, Congresswoman Scanlon previously worked as national pro bono counsel at a major U.S. law firm, where she directed and supervised over 600 lawyers across 15 offices in providing more than 50,000 hours of pro bono legal services annually to low-income clients and nonprofit organizations. Under her leadership, the pro bono program worked on critical issues, including voting rights, child advocacy, immigration, public benefits, and criminal justice reform. Before her election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Scanlon also served as an attorney at the Education Law Center, president of her local school board, and co-chair of the Voting Rights Task Force of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel. She is a graduate of Colgate University and University of Pennsylvania Law School. The Congresswoman and her husband, Mark, reside in Swarthmore and have three adult children.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Mark   DOB: 8/30/1959
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