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

RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Rules and the Organization of the House
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government
Co-ChairAccess to Legal Aid Caucus
ChairmanYouth Mentoring Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
FC MemberCongressional Census Caucus
FC MemberEndometriosis Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Celiac Disease Caucus
FC MemberGet the Lead Out Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust
FC MemberFix Congress Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Second Chance Task Force
FC MemberWomen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fusion Energy Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional America 250 Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberTask Force on Strengthening Democracy
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberBrain Injury Task Force
FC MemberElectrification Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus (HBCU)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberDemocratic Women's Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice 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 Committee on Rules, House Judiciary Committee, and serves as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government. She also chairs the House Caucuses on Access to Legal Aid, Youth Mentoring, and Foster Youth. 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: 2024
Spouse: Mark   DOB: 8/30/1959
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