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: 610.626.1913
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
FC MemberCongressional Women in STEM Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Rules and the Organization of the House
FC MemberCongressional Candy Caucus
FC MemberEndometriosis Caucus
FC MemberEMS Caucus (Emergency Medical Services)
FC MemberGovernment Efficiency Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
MemberHouse Committee on House Administration
FC MemberServicewomen and Women Veterans (SWWV) Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Census Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence
FC MemberCongressional Building Trades Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship
FC MemberCongressional Services Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
FC MemberBipartisan Taskforce to Combat the Heroin Epidemic
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Ireland Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBlue Collar Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus


Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, an education and human rights advocate, currently represents Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District. She was first sworn into U.S. House of Representatives on November 13, 2018. Congresswoman Scanlon previously served as national pro bono counsel at a major US law firm, where she directed and supervised over 600 lawyers in 15 offices in providing more than 50,000 hours of pro bono legal services annually to low-income clients and non-profit organizations. Under her leadership, the pro bono program worked on critical issues, including voting rights, child advocacy, immigration, housing, public benefits, criminal justice reform, free press, and other constitutional rights. The program earned the 2018 American Bar Association's annual pro bono award. Congresswoman Scanlon also served as an attorney at the Education Law Center, as President of her local school board, and as co-chair of the Voting Rights Task Force of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel. Congresswoman Scanlon's priorities in Congress include voting rights, education, common sense gun safety legislation, and protecting the rights of children, families, veterans and our seniors. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, the House Rules Committee, and the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Mary Gay is a graduate of Colgate University and University of Pennsylvania Law School. She and her husband Mark have three children- Casey, Daniel, and Matthew. Mary Gay and Mark reside in Swarthmore with their two rescue dogs, Abby and Emma, a cockatiel named TJ, and several chickens.

Election / Personal Info

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