Chris Quinn, of Delaware County, was elected on July 12, 2016, to represent the citizens of the 168th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. For the balance of the 2015-16 Legislative Session, he will be assigned to the House Human Services, Local Government and Urban Affairs committees.
Born and raised in Delaware County, after graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in economics, Quinn worked in the global electronics manufacturing industry for more than 10 years, traveling extensively before returning home to start his own independent insurance agency in Delaware County in 2002.
Quinn’s education, business and industry background, global perspective and volunteer experience have helped to shape his interest in public service. Elected to Middletown Township Council in 2008, he has worked on numerous initiatives to improve the quality of life for local citizens. He was instrumental in the creation of Sleighton Park in Middletown on the former Sleighton School property, and initiated the restarting of the Middletown Historical Society to preserve the area’s rich history.
Quinn has gained valuable knowledge and experience as vice treasurer of the Delaware County Industrial Development Authority, which finances economic and industrial development projects throughout the county.
He also serves on the board of Wells for Relief International, a not-for-profit organization that designs, builds and maintains safe drinking water systems for at-risk populations around the world. His work took him to Ghana, Africa, where he helped to establish a well system that now brings clean drinking water to multiple villages and a school.
Active in his church and community, Quinn has volunteered for a number of local organizations and as a youth soccer coach. He and his wife, Carle, live in Middletown with their three young daughters.
The 168th Legislative District includes Media and Chester Heights boroughs as well as Middletown, Edgemont, Newtown, Upper Providence and Thornbury townships, and part of Marple Township.
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