|Rep. Erin C. Molchany
22nd Legislative District
State Representative Erin C. Molchany was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2012.
While working her way through college at Duquesne University, Erin decided early to dedicate her life to helping others. At the Emergency Services Department of the American Red Cross's Southwestern PA Chapter, she learned the importance of community leadership and strength of a united community in difficult times.
Following graduation from Duquesne University in 1999, Erin embarked on a 12-year career as a non-profit professional. Through her work at Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania and the Coro Center for Civic Leadership, Erin made improving the lives of Pennsylvanians a priority. She has fought to improve healthcare access for women and their families, trained regional leaders with the necessary skills to succeed personally and professionally, and, most recently, served as Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP). At PUMP she worked to attract and retain young and talented people to Pittsburgh. In everything she has done, Erin has always encouraged people and organizations to strengthen their hometown and to work to build-up our communities.
During her 7-year tenure as Executive Director, PUMP's annual operating budget more than doubled, an additional staff member was added for the first time in a decade to accommodate the high demand for programming, and the organization became 90 percent sustainable thanks to its successful social enterprise, the Pittsburgh Sports League (PSL). Her tireless commitment to the organization helped to connect young people in the Pittsburgh region to their communities, an effort that inspired many to stay and invest in its growth and prosperity.
In 2009, Erin's devotion to the community earned her an appointment to Pennsylvania's You Lead Initiative. As Co-Chair with former state Sen. Robert Wonderling, she worked to make Pittsburgh, and Pennsylvania, a better place for young entrepreneurs to invest their time, energy and passion. Throughout her career, Erin has also served as a member of the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership's (GPNP) Public Policy Committee; Judge of Elections and from 2004 – 2006; and the Vice President of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation (MWCDC) Board of Directors.
As a state legislator, her priorities include securing Pennsylvania's infrastructure by sustainably investing in transportation and mass transit, strengthening our commitment to public education, encouraging job creation and expanding training opportunities to meet the needs of a 21st century economy that will work continuously to improve quality of life for all Pennsylvanians.
Erin owns a home in Pittsburgh's Mt. Washington neighborhood where she has lived for the last 17 years. She was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley.