Madeleine Dean has been a champion for Pennsylvania’s environment in the General Assembly, where she has advocated for policies that address climate change and protect public lands.
Dean served as Abington Township Commissioner for Ward 7 before being elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly in 2012. In the state House, Dean has been a champion for environmental issues, earning an 100% lifetime score on Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania’s Legislative Scorecard. She sponsored legislation in 2017 to put a severance tax on natural gas extraction and has voted in favor of implementing the Clean Power Plan, protecting parks from drilling, and regulations on oil and gas extraction.
In Congress, she will focus on smart solutions to address climate change and growing Pennsylvania’s clean energy economy. She will support rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and advocate for clean energy and increased funding for the EPA.
Dean joins the U.S. House to represent the newly-redrawn 4th district.
In her own words:
“Lawmakers have a responsibility to protect and preserve our environment, our air, water, and land for ourselves and for the generations to come. I am eager to work towards better standards that protect what we have, and fight for a cleaner tomorrow.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.