Rep. Danielle Friel Otten's Biography

State Representative Danielle Friel Otten was elected in November 2018 to serve as state representative for the 155th District.

Prior to taking office, Danielle spent the majority of her professional career in marketing and hospitality, having served on the executive teams of some of Philadelphia’s most notable hospitality brands.

A mother, businesswoman and community leader, Danielle is focused on providing for strong public schools, making health care more affordable and accessible, public safety, conservation and environmental justice, along with workforce development and family-sustaining jobs.

When rumors swirled that the Mariner East pipeline construction would overtake her neighbor's yard, just feet from where her children play, Danielle began to coordinate with neighbors to demand safety, transparency and accountability from government and state agencies who oversee these projects. She was integral in founding Del-Chesco United for Pipeline Safety, a collective of eight coalitions in Delaware and Chester counties joining forces to fight for public safety at the state level.

As a legislator, Danielle has been a vocal member of the Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, supporting legislation that would transition Pennsylvania to renewable energy sources and protect our communities from the harmful effects of pollution and climate change. Her standing as a champion for climate action and environmental justice has propelled her into leadership positions in both the state legislature and national organizations, and she currently serves as co-Chair of the bicameral, bipartisan PA Legislative Climate Caucus and as Pennsylvania State Lead for the National Conference of Environmental Legislators. 

Danielle lives in Exton with her husband and two children. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, and has called Chester County home for more than two decades after falling in love with the area while attending West Chester University.