Senator Daylin Leach, a former attorney and professor, has been a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly since winning his seat in the House of Representatives in 2002.
In 2008, he was elected Senator of the 17th District. He is currently the Minority Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and a member of the Appropriations, Education, Environmental Resources and Energy, Labor and Industry, and State Government Committees.
Daylin is the Pennsylvania legislature’s leading voice on progressive issues. He has championed countless important causes, including marriage equality, repealing the Voter ID law, environmental stewardship, redistricting reform, and campaign finance reform. He has been recognized by advocacy organizations for his work on the environment, education, animal rights, and human rights. Many of his proposals have been enacted into law, including a ban on the shackling of pregnant prisoners, new efficiency standards for PA’s fleet of automobiles, and a protocol for medical marijuana use in the Commonwealth.
Daylin is a graduate of Temple University and the University of Houston Law Center. He serves on the boards of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and the Norristown Farm Park. He is also a member of the Lower Merion Conservancy and the Philadelphia World Affairs Council. He is married to Jennifer Anne Mirak, a psychologist, with whom he has two children, Brennan and Justin.