Rep. Kevin Haggerty's Biography

 

A native son of Dunmore and one of four children, Rep. Kevin Haggerty is the child of an educator and the product of a strong, hardworking middle-class family.

Raised by parents of blue collar ideals, along with a strong Catholic faith, Kevin's legislative priorities include solid funding for public education, children and youth issues, workers’ rights, veterans' issues, building strong communities through public service, healthy economic development for small businesses, property tax reduction and responsible hunting and environmental laws.

A talented three-sport athlete, Kevin graduated from Dunmore High School in 1991 and went on to college at Villanova University, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1995.

Prior to being elected state representative for the 112th Legislative District in November 2016, Kevin also served as the 112th District state representative from 2013-14.

Previously, Kevin worked as a liaison for Lackawanna County to local governments, community groups and colleges. He also was a learning-support teacher in Philadelphia and a counselor and coach for the Youthful Offender Program at Stillmeadow Detention Facility. He was a board member on Penn's Northeast and NEPA Alliance, which is tasked with creating and strengthening regional business. He also served as an outreach organizer for humanitarian efforts and low-income housing projects in the United States, Peru, India and Ireland.

Kevin is married to the former Jennifer Griglock, a third-grade teacher in the Riverside School District and former Radio City performer in The Christmas Spectacular show on Broadway. They have one son, Kevin Joseph, and one daughter, Giovanna. Kevin and his family are members of St. Mary's of Mount Carmel Parish in Dunmore.