Rep. Greg Vitali's Biography
CHAMPION OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Greg has dedicated his life to environmental protection. He is considered by many to be the leading environmental legislator in Harrisburg. He has received numerous statewide environmental awards.
Greg has served for 28 years on the Environmental Resource and Energy Committee -- eight as Democratic Chairman.
His primary focus has been on climate and energy. He was the first Pennsylvania legislator to introduce climate change legislation and the first to introduce the idea of a severance tax on natural gas.
Greg has also been recognized as a strong advocate for brick and mortar public schools, women’s rights, criminal justice reform, sensible gun control policies, government reform, and equality for all under the law.
Greg has often been referred to as “the Conscience of the Legislature” because of the principled stands he takes on issues. He is not afraid to speak truth to power. His frank and blunt style often puts him at odds with powerful politicians.
Greg is a lifetime resident of Haverford Township and graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep. He received his B.S in Economics (cum laude) from Villanova University and his J.D from Villanova University School of Law.
As a solo practitioner in Havertown for 12 years, Greg learned both how laws affect real people and how to run a small business.
In 1992, building on his success as a community activist and knocking on nearly every door in the neighborhood, Greg became the first Democrat ever elected to the 166th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.
As an adjunct professor at Villanova University, Greg taught classes on state and local government.