Rep. Joseph Ciresi's Biography
State Representative Joe Ciresi was elected as the state representative for the 146th Legislative District in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in November 2018. He resides in Limerick Township, Montgomery County, with his wife, Pam, and son, Danny.
Joe’s legislative priorities include the fair funding of education to reduce property taxes on residents, charter school reform, and the restoration of passenger train service between Pottstown and Philadelphia. He believes in working across the aisle with both Democrats and Republicans to accomplish meaningful results for the people of Pennsylvania.
For the 2023-24 session, his committee assignments are:
- Tourism & Recreational Development
- Consumer Affairs
- Game & Fisheries
Joe also serves on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Special Education Funding Commission.
Prior to his election, Joe was the director of sales and promotions for 16 years at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He also served 12 years on the Spring-Ford Area School Board, which included three years as president and three years as vice-president. During his tenure, Joe and the other board members reduced the school district's debt by over $125 million and moved the district into the top 2 percent out of Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts.
Joe serves as a board member for Pottstown’s Steel River Playhouse (where he also performs), The Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Kimmel Center, and previously served on the boards of the affordable housing nonprofit Petra Community Housing and the Trappe Community Music School.
Born in Long Island, N.Y., Joe was the first in his family to attend college. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Miami, where he met his wife.