Introducing the new feminists in office.


Dean’s love of politics began around the family dinner table with her parents quizzing her and her six siblings on current events. After graduating from high school, Dean became a local committee member at age 18. She was the executive director of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers and later opened her own three-woman law practice. Dean volunteered in politics before becoming a public servant herself. In the state legislature she championed progressive causes, and after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting she created the PA SAFE Caucus as a way of addressing the gun violence epidemic.