Mary has worked her whole adult life on issues that impact her neighbors and communities of the district she now represents.
Her top priorities include education funding, protecting our waterways, commonsense gun legislation, fighting for LGBT and women's rights, affordable healthcare for all and a government that is transparent and accountable to citizens, particularly in redistricting and campaign-finance reform.
Prior to becoming state legislator, Mary served 12 years as Chief of Staff for the late state Representative Mike O'Brien, working alongside him to serve constituents and identify ways to improve life in the 175th and advance an agenda that puts people before special interests.
Mary has served more than eight years as a member of the Democratic State Committee and 14 years as a local Democratic committee member. She also supported the quality of life of local residents as a coordinator of zoning and land practice at a law firm in Philadelphia.
Mary received her bachelor's in Political Science from State University of New York at Oneonta, an A.S. in Early Childhood Education from State University of New York at Farmingdale and is certified by the Temple Real Estate Institute.
Mary resides in the Northern Liberties section of Philadelphia with her husband Chris and two children, Sophia and Oscar, along with their dog, Molly.