Member Biography

Thomas J. McGarrigle 

Sessions Office Position District Party
2015       26 Republican
2016       26 Republican
2017       26 Republican
2018       26 Republican

COUNTIES: Chester, Delaware  


04/28/1959 -

Thomas J. “Tom” McGarrigle (R26), Chester (Part) and Delaware (Part) Counties 2015-2018

Early Life:

Thomas J. “Tom” McGarrigle, born April 28, 1959, in Norristown, son of Robert and Edna McGarrigle; Springfield High School, 1977; owner, McGarrigle’s Automotive; member, chair, Delaware County Council; commissioner, Springfield Township; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2015-2018; chairman, Delaware County Republican Party, 2019-; married, Michele; three children.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Greater Springfield Business Association, Springfield Lions Club, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. 

Pennsylvania Politics:

Member, chair, Delaware County Council; commissioner, Springfield Township.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Chester (Part) and Delaware (Part) Counties, 2015; committee assignments, Banking and Insurance, Community, Economic and Recreational Development, Local Government, Rules and Executive Nominations, Urban Affairs and Housing, (Chairman); defeated, Tim Kearney, left office November 30, 2018. 

Chairman, Delaware County Republican Party, 2019-.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (2017-2018). Bogden, S., (Editor). McKain, A., (Editor). (Volume 123) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-34, 3-39; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-21.