Francis & Mary (deceased) Pileggi
St. Joseph's University, 1979, A.B., Econ.; Villanova School of Law, 1982, J.D.
Elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in a special election Oct. 1, 2002, Senator Pileggi was elected to the position of Majority Leader in November 2006. Senator Pileggi is chairman of the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee, and a member of the Appropriations and Judiciary Committees. Senator Pileggi is the former Chairman of the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee. A graduate of Archmere Academy (1975), St. Joseph’s University (A.B. in economics, 1979), and Villanova School of Law (J.D., 1982), Senator Pileggi is the former mayor of the City of Chester. Senator Pileggi has received numerous honors and awards, including most recently the Citizen of the Year Award from both the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce-2012; an Elected Officials Award from the Black Alliance for Educational Options-2012; the Elected Official of the Year Award from the PA Library Association-2011; the Leadership Award from the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of HAP-2011; the Neumann University's Presidential Humanitarian Award-2011; Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades' Award for Excellence in Community Service-2010; PA Freedom of Information Coalition Award-2010; Chester Police Athletic League Legislator Award-2009; Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement-2008; PA Newspaper Association Freedom of Information Act-2008; American Red Cross David Henderson Humanitarian Award-2007; and the Coalition of Charter Schools Trailblazer Award-2007.