US House, PA-05

Mary Gay Scanlon


  • Led efforts to increase efforts to protect against flooding and sea-level rise along the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers
  • Supports a just transition to clean energy
  • Voted for the Inflation Reduction Act, the most significant action Congress has ever taken to address climate change
  • Earned a 98% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard

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  • Member of the House Judiciary Committee
  • Holding this seat in Pennsylvania will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level


Representative Mary Gay Scanlon is running for a fourth term to represent Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. An attorney, Scanlon served from 2007 to 2015 on the Wallingford Swarthmore School Board where she was elected as Vice President and President of the Board. She has been an advocate for children and families her entire career. Scanlon has worked with the Support Center for Child Advocates, the Education Law Center and as national Pro Bono Counsel at Ballard Spahr, working on numerous issues, including education, fair pay, voting rights, and helping refugees and veterans. In Congress, Scanlon will continue to be an advocate for the environment and climate action, including supporting transitioning to 100% clean energy by 2050, banning fracking, eliminating oil subsidies and rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. While in Congress, she has successfully lobbied for a major green hydrogen hub in the region to provide for an equitable and just transition that would protect union jobs and serve areas that have traditionally been most negatively impacted by environmental racism. She also has successfully pushed for increased efforts to protect against flooding and sea-level rise along the Schuylkill and Delaware Rivers, areas that face inundation and becoming uninhabitable without help.Representative Scanlon has earned an impressive lifetime score of 98% on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.

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