Rep. Krueger's Biography
State Representative Leanne Krueger represents Pennsylvania’s 161st Legislative District in Delaware County. Leanne made history in 2015 as the first woman to represent the district. A progressive champion and tireless advocate for women, school kids, the environment, and working families, Leanne serves on the Appropriations, Environmental Resources & Energy, and Labor & Industry committees in the Pennsylvania House. She also holds leadership positions in various committees, including as the Democratic Secretary of the Labor and Industry Committee and Subcommittee Minority Chair on Government & Financial Oversight. She chairs the Blue Green Caucus and is a co-founder of the Climate Caucus. Leanne is the first woman to chair the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee.
Prior to elected office, Leanne served as the first Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN), and Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), an organization that supports over 50,000 locally-owned, independent businesses across the country to create a stronger, fairer economy. She has received local and national attention for her work in economic development and public policy.
Leanne holds an MBA in Urban Economic Development from Eastern University and a BA from Rutgers University. She is also a BALLE Fellow, a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a 2009 Pennsylvania Fellow of the Center for Progressive Leadership.
The 161st District is comprised of Aston Township, Brookhaven Borough, Nether Providence Township, Ridley Township (part), Rutledge Borough, Springfield Township (part) and Swarthmore Borough. Leanne lives in Wallingford with her son, Wendell.