Rep. Dan Deasy's Biography
Dan Deasy was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2008. He attended Canevin Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, worked as a supervisor at Pittsburgh's Public Works Department, and served four years as a Pittsburgh city councilman. He is former chairman of the board of the Pittsburgh Water & Sewage Authority.
His legislative priorities include expanding access to health care; supporting education and programs for youth; strengthening penalties for crimes against children; providing more funding for police officers; enacting more fiscally responsible state budgets; supporting economic development that leads to job creation; expanding services for senior citizens and veterans; and addressing blight and abandoned properties in communities.
Deasy's passion for addressing blight in communities resulted in a partnership with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania. This partnership led Deasy to co-host a Blight Summit in Allegheny County in 2010. The summit provided a one-stop-shop for local officials, community groups, community activists and others to learn what role they can play in addressing blight in their communities and what tools are available to assist them.
Deasy has a long history of community service, working to address housing concerns; securing funding for playgrounds and other community resources; obtaining grant money for neighborhood revitalization and advocating for public safety. While serving on Pittsburgh City Council, Deasy fought for the reopening of the City of Pittsburgh’s Zone 6 Police Station, which remains open today. His community service continues as he serves on many local nonprofit board of directors.
A lifelong native of the 27th Legislative District, Rep. Deasy is married to the former Kelly Skeba. They have four children and reside in Westwood.