Daylin Leach (D17) Delaware and Montgomery Counties 2008-2020
Daylin Leach, born June 23, 1961, in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Parkland High School, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1979; Temple University (B.S.), political science, 1983; University of Houston Law Center (J.D.), 1983; Harvard's Kennedy School of Government Executive Training Program; adjunct professor, Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College; host, Lehigh Valley Crossfire; president, Pennsylvania Young Democrats, 1990-1992; member, Allentown Zoning Board, 1990-1994; unsuccessful campaign, special election, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 2002; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 2003-2008; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2008-2020; elected, delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 2008, 2012, 2016; unsuccessful campaigns, Pennsylvania United States House of Representatives, 2014, 2018; attorney; advisor, Sacks Weston Diamond LLC, Philadelphia, 2016-2107; married, Jennifer Mirak Leach, two children.
Attorney; adjunct professor, Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg College, constitutional law, legal ethics, First Amendment law; member, Allentown Zoning Board, 1990-1994; president, Pennsylvania Young Democrats, 1990-1992; advisor, medical marijuana licensing, permitting and regulatory rules, Sacks Weston Diamond LLC, Philadelphia, 2016-2107; board member, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Norristown Farm Park; member, Chamber of Commerce, Lower Merion Conservancy, Philadelphia World Affairs Council, Main Line Reform Temple, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Greater Valley Forge Transportation Legislative Leadership, 2011, Lower Merion Education Association Friend of Education, 2011, Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government Executive Training Program Scholarship, Center for Policy Alternatives Flemming Fellowship.
Unsuccessful campaign, special election, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 149th legislative district, February 12, 2002; Wallis Brooks.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 2003-2008; defeated, Wallis Brooks; not a candidate for reelection, House, 2008.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 17th district, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, 2008; committee assignments, Aging and Youth, Appropriations, Consumer Protections and Professional Licensure, Education, Environmental Resources and Energy, Finance, Intergovernmental Operations, Judiciary Committee (minority chair), Labor and Industry, Local Government, Policy, State Government; democratic caucus committee member, Cannabis, Climate, Criminal Justice Reform, Film Industry, Hunger; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equality (LGBT co-chair), Pennsylvania Public Television, Pennsylvania Safe, Pipeline Safety; appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, 2011-2014; appointed, State Planning Board; left office November 30, 2020.
Elected, delegate, Democratic National Conventions, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Unsuccessful campaigns, Pennsylvania United States House of Representatives, 2014, 2018.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
Pennsylvania Manual December 2019 volume 124 page 3-20.