Phyllis Mundy is currently serving her 12th term as state representative for the 120th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. She serves as Democratic chairman of the House Finance Committee and co-chairman of the House and Senate Early Childhood Education Caucus.
Mundy is a graduate of Kingston High School and Bloomsburg State College. Prior to her 1990 election to the House, she was business manager of a multimillion dollar manufacturing facility. Her volunteer service to the community has included work with the League of Women Voters, the Junior League, the Domestic Violence Service Center, Volunteers for Literacy, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. A longtime member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Mundy serves her parish as a lector.
She also serves on the local boards of Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania.
She has been honored with numerous awards for her achievements, among which include:
- A 2012 award from the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals for her work on House Bill 1874, a measure which would improve patient safety, reduce medical malpractice claims and avoid unnecessary, uncompensated care while also helping to address Pennsylvania’s nursing shortage;
- 2011 Ernestine Williams Advocacy Award for vision and leadership in the cause of Alzheimer's Advocacy from the Pennsylvania Public Policy Coalition of the Alzheimer's Association;
- Times Leader 2010 Great Women of Northeastern Pennsylvania Award;
- Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2009 Outstanding Legislator of the Year;
- Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association's 2009 Assisted Living Advocate of the Year;
- Pennsylvania Council on Aging Award for Effective Advocacy;
- Better Life Award from the Pennsylvania Health Care Association and the Center for Assisted Living Management;
- Wyoming Valley Interfaith Council’s 30th Annual Citation of Distinction;
- Athena Award from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce;
- Government Relations Award from the Pennsylvania Community Providers' Association;
- Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business;
- Legislator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association;
- Distinguished Service Award from Bloomsburg University;
- John Heinz Friend of Nursing Award;
- Outstanding Elected Woman of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women; and
- Sustainer of the Year award by the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre.
Mundy resides in Kingston. She has a son, Brian, who lives in California with his wife April and sons Mason and Bryce.