Madeleine Dean

Madeleine Dean



RACE SUMMARY: The PA-4th district was redrawn based on a court ruling that determined the original district map had been illegally gerrymandered. The new District 4 is made up of the parts of the old 13th District. The Representative for the old District 13 is Brendan Boyle (D), who is running in PA-2. Madeleine Dean defeated GOP candidate Dan David to represent PA-4.

VOTING RECORD:, Project VoteSmart



BORN: 6/6/1959

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: La Salle (BA), Widener University (JD)

OCCUPATION: Attorney, Professor

RELIGION: Evangelical

FAMILY: Married, 3 children


  • Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives
  • 2012-Present: Pennsylvania State Representative, 153rd Legislative District


  • Financial Services
  • Judiciary

Elected: 2018



  • Committed to a two-state solution, with a strong U.S. negotiating role.
  • Supports a strong US-Israel relationship, and believes in enhancing trade agreements with Israel
  • Opposes Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS)
  • Supports efforts that will ensure Israel maintains its Qualitative Military Edge (MQE)
  • Supports the JCPOA (Iran Nuclear Deal)



  • Promises to defend a woman's right to choose and Roe v Wade
  • Supports Planned Parenthood
  • Member of the PA Women's Health Caucus


In Her Own Words

"“As a member of Congress, I will work to set the record straight on these relations and hold Palestinian leadership accountable for their contributions to this prolonged conflict. 1

"As the most advanced nation in the world, I believe every person has a right to affordable, accessible, quality healthcare -- including reproductive healthcare." 2

SOURCES: 1) Campaign Position Paper  2)  


Interesting Facts

Met her husband when they were both campaign interns for a Pennsylvania State Representative

Was previously an English professor at La Salle University

Founded and co-chairs the PA SAFE caucus, dedicated to ending gun violence following the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school.