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 was elected by her peers to serve on the House Majority Leadership team as House Democratic Caucus Administrator where she is the first woman to hold the office. She convenes the Blue Green Working Group and is a co-founder of the Climate Caucus. Leanne was the first woman to chair the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, where she spent four and a half years working to flip control of the Chamber. 

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 which supported 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, Chester Township, Middletown Township (part),  Nether Providence Township, Ridley Township (part), Rose Valley Borough and Upland Borough. Leanne lives in Wallingford with her son Wendell.