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 the Democratic chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee.

His legislative priorities include, but are not limited to, expanding access to health care; supporting funding for education; strengthening penalties for crimes against children; supporting economic development that leads to job creation; expanding services for senior citizens and veterans; and addressing blight and abandoned properties in communities.

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 Pittsburgh’s Zone 6 Police Station, which remains open today. His community service continues as he serves on many local nonprofit boards of directors. 

A lifelong native of the 27th Legislative District, Deasy is married to the former Kelly Skeba. They have four children and reside in Westwood.