Daylin Leach for Senate
Senator Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) was born in Philadelphia in 1961. He attended Temple University, where he graduated with a degree in Political science, and earned a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1983. After law school, Daylin moved back to Southeast Pennsylvania where he practiced law for 17 years focusing on general litigation. Daylin also taught constitutional law, legal ethics and First Amendment law as an adjunct professor at Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg colleges.
Daylin volunteered on his first campaign when he was 12, and has cultivated his interest in public service since. He has served as President of the Pennsylvania Young Democrats, on the Allentown Zoning Board, and co-hosted a weekly political debate show.
First elected the General Assembly in the fall of 2002, Daylin has focused on environmental protection, education, health care and political reform.
It is because of Daylin’s leadership in Harrisburg that:
- Pennsylvania ended the cruel practice of shackling inmates in childbirth,
- the state uses hybrid cars in their fleet, and
- Pennsylvania funds screening for breast and ovarian cancer in low-income women.
As a legislator, Daylin has made a point to continue his education in public service. He was awarded a full scholarship to Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Training Program where he received the Flemming Fellowship by the Center for Policy Alternatives.
In the Senate, Daylin serves as the Democratic Chair of the Judiciary Committee, and on the Aging and Youth, Communications and Technology, Local Government, Policy, and Public Health and Welfare committees.
Daylin also currently serves as the Chairman for the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee where he oversees State Senate campaigns across Pennsylvania.
Locally, Daylin is on the Board of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lower Merion Conservancy and the Philadelphia World Affairs Counsel. He attends Main Line Reform Synagogue and is married to Jennifer Anne Mirak, a Psychologist and has two children, Brennan and Justin.