Rep. Tim Briggs' Biography
Representative Tim Briggs was first elected to serve as a state representative for the 149th Pennsylvania Legislative District in 2008, which consists of Upper Merion Township, Bridgeport and West Conshohocken boroughs, and parts of Lower Merion and West Norriton townships. A native resident of Montgomery County, Representative Briggs currently resides in King of Prussia with his wife, Robyn, and their four children, Emily, Jack, Alexandra and Morrison.
During his time in the House, Representative Briggs has become a strong voice for kids and has consistently advocated for public education, early childhood education and introduced legislation focused on improving the lives of children and investing in making Pennsylvania strong for the future. As a freshman, he was able to get a law enacted that helps keep siblings in foster care together when they are placed into foster homes.
Briggs was also successful in authoring legislation that has addressed the dangers student athletes face from concussions and improved the gender equity in school sports. Currently, Representative Briggs has bills introduced to implement anti-bullying policies in our public schools, protect children from accessing firearms, and increase transparency of campaign finances.
Representative Briggs serves as Democratic chairman of the House Health Committee and sits on the House Appropriations, Transportation, Professional Licensure, Tourism and Recreational Development, and Judiciary committees and is the Democratic chair for the Subcommittee on Courts. In addition to his legislative commitments, Representative Briggs serves as the co-chair of the Life Sciences Caucus as well as the Arts & Culture and Brain Injury Caucuses.
He is a proud member of the Green Dog Caucus, a strong coalition of environmentally-conscientious legislators in the House and has previously been ranked the top environmental legislator in Pennsylvania by the Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Chapter.
Representative Briggs has always been committed to serving his community. He has served as a volunteer firefighter at Jefferson Fire Company in West Norriton Township and sat on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Montgomery County. Before serving in the House, he served as an advisor to then-Congressman Joe Hoeffel and state Senator Connie Williams.
Currently, Representative Briggs serves on the board of directors for the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation, a statewide organization dedicated to providing scholarships, stipends and internships to Pennsylvania students with an interest in state government and serves as the vice chairman of the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board.
After receiving an undergraduate degree in Political Science from West Chester University, Representative Briggs went on to earned his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law, and he has been an associate at the law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell and Lupin since 2007. In 2011, he was invited back to West Chester to serve as a legislative fellow providing lectures in the Political Science program.