Marguerite Corr Quinn was elected to represent the 143rd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2006.
With her roots in Philadelphia, Quinn moved to Doylestown with her family at the age of 8. She graduated as valedictorian from Archbishop Wood High School in 1981 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Saint Joseph’s University.
Quinn has placed an emphasis on reaching out to and serving her constituents and building bipartisan relationships in Harrisburg and here at home. Legislatively, she has worked on and sponsored legislation to provide laboratory test results directly to patients, assist those with unclaimed life insurance benefits, amend worker’s compensation laws, make the tax structure more equitable for small businesses, and to combat drug abuse. Quinn has also introduced legislation titled the Middle Income Student Debt Reduction Act, this legislation will establish a new student grant aid to middle income families, giving these students more help in paying tuition bills and more postsecondary education options. Quinn continues to be a “watch dog” to the gas drilling industry as it develops here in Pennsylvania.
Shortly after being elected, Quinn’s dedication and accessibility to all of the schools in her district was recognized by the Pennsylvania Middle School Association, which named her the recipient of its 2008 Advocate for Public Education Award. Because of her work with senior citizens, she was recognized by the Twilight Wish Foundation and awarded the John J. Forkin award in 2008.
Quinn is involved in many community organizations; locally she serves as a board member on the CB Cares Educational Foundation Board of Directors and Delaware Canal 21, a 501c3 focused on sustaining water in this national landmark. Quinn also is a member of the Doylestown DART Committee, the Central Bucks Drug Free Project Coalition, the Bucks County Conference Planning Committee and the Overdose Prevention Task Force. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Delaware Valley University.
Quinn is a member of the Executive Committee of NCOIL, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators.
In the House of Representatives Quinn was selected to be a Deputy Chair for the House Majority Policy Committee and to represent the Republican Caucus on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Advisory Board. She chairs the Delaware Canal Caucus and is the founding chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Caucus.
In the 2017-18 session, Quinn serves on the Appropriations, Insurance, Professional Licensure and Transportation committees.
Prior to being elected to office, Quinn spent time as a volunteer teacher in American Samoa and as a marketing professional for an international consulting firm. She earned a real estate license in 1989 and enjoyed a career as a Realtor until sworn in as state representative in January 2007.
Quinn and her husband, John, reside in Doylestown. Quinn has two daughters, Maggie and Carolyn, and is a step-mother to John’s three children Liz, Patrick (Stefanie), and Christopher, and grand-mom to two year old Linley.
Sign up to receive occasional updates from Quinn.