Rep. Pamela DeLissio's Biography

Pam DeLissio was elected to represent the 194th Legislative District in 2010. The District includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. She is currently in her sixth term.

Living and working in the District for over 22 years, she is proud to represent the 194th and is dedicated to her constituents and getting the job done with efficiency and determination.

Pam works diligently to reflect constituents' views. Equally important is her dialogue with constituents, which she enjoys particularly during her monthly town hall meetings. 

Pam is committed to legislative priorities that include redistricting and voting reforms and single payer health care.

Pam has been described as the ideal of a moderate, aisle-crossing, smart, non-extreme legislator that we do not have enough of in both parties.

During her time in office Pam competed for and participated in four leadership development programs:

2011 U.S. Army War College – Strategy Implementation Seminar

2012 The State Legislative Leaders Foundation- Emerging Leader's Program

2013 Council of State Governments- Henry Toll Fellowship

2014 National Institute for Civil Discourse - Building Trust through Civil Discourse

Having earned a bachelor's degree in Health Planning and Administration from Penn State University in 1978 Pam has 28 years' experience in the fields of long term care and small business ownership before being elected to the General Assembly.

During her career, Pam has been recognized for her strong leadership skills and has volunteered for a variety of professional and community organizations, often as a member of the board or chair of key committees.

In 2005, she was named one of "Pennsylvania's 2005 Best 50 Women in Business." Pam received an honorable mention from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging for the AAHSA Development Corporation/B.C. Ziegler and Co. Strategic Financial Fellowship. She also was a finalist for a John Heinz Senate Fellowship.

She resides in Roxborough.