08/19/1982 -

McCLINTON, Joanna Elizabeth, a Representative from Delaware and Philadelphia Counties; born, August 19, 1982 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; graduated, Grace Temple Christian Academy; B.A., magna cum laude, political science, leadership and global understanding, La Salle University, 2003; J.D., Villanova University School of Law, 2006; assistant public defender, Philadelphia (2006-2012); chief counsel, Pennsylvania State Senator Anthony Hardy Williams (2013-2014); elected, board of directors, La Salle University Alumni Association; president, La Salle University African American Alumni Association; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, August 11, 2015; Sworn-In, August 25, 2015 to serve the remaining 2015 term; reelected to the House for 3 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing (2017-2020); elected, Minority Caucus Chair (2019-2020); elected, Minority Floor Leader (2021-2022); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2021-present); appointed, board, Legislative Data Processing Center (2021-present); appointed, Pennsylvania Legislative Reapportionment Commission (2021); elected, Majority Floor Leader (January 3, 2023-February 28, 2023); elected, Speaker (February 28, 2023-present).

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