and has established himself as a leader in the call for reform in Harrisburg. He is a shining example of what every legislator ought to be.”
Josh Shapiro was raised in and lives in Montgomery County. It is where he met his high school sweetheart, Lori, and where today, in Abington Township, they are raising their four children, Sophia (9 years), Jonah (6 years), Max (2 years) and Reuben (3 months).
Shapiro is respected across Pennsylvania, by Republicans and Democrats alike, for his groundbreaking leadership reforming state government. As a State Representative, Josh wrote and passed the farthest-reaching ethics laws in a generation to create greater transparency in Pennsylvania government. He established strict new financial controls over state spending and has earned a national reputation as a bipartisan consensus builder.
In addition to reforming state government, Josh has made it his top priority to protect Montgomery County families. He’s expanded early childhood education programs, helped make college more affordable for Pennsylvania families and Josh Shapiro knows that car accidents are the leading cause of death for people under age 20, that’s why he’s leading the fight to impose a state ban on texting and handheld cell phone use while driving.
Prior to serving in the state legislature, Josh got his start in public service as a Congressional staffer in Washington, DC. As a sign of things to come, by age 25 he had already become a Congressional Chief of Staff, at the time the youngest person on Capitol Hill serving in that role.
Josh graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester and earned a law degree from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar.
Read more about Josh Shapiro:
- ‘40 Under 40′ – Philadelphia Business Journal, May 9, 2008
- “Harrisburg’s fastest-rising young star” – Philadelphia, December 2007 issue
- “Best State Legislator” – Philadelphia, August 2007 issue