Amanda Cappelletti is the representative for the 17th State Senatorial District. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the East Norriton Board of Supervisors, having stepped up to run after the 2016 election, wanting to do more for her community.
An attorney with a Master’s in Public Health, Amanda has worked in Harrisburg to advance progressive policy. She worked with Representative Donna Bullock and as a Fellow for the ACLU of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the first group awarded the William Penn Fellowship through the Governor’s office: first as an advocate for children at the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, and then at the Department of Human Services as a policy specialist tracking legislation to assess implementation. Most recently, Amanda served as Director of Policy for Planned Parenthood advocating for proactive reproductive legislation.
Amanda knows how Harrisburg works, and more so, how it doesn’t work. Right now, Harrisburg isn’t working for many people on many levels. What’s more, the quality of leadership in the state senate isn’t committed to delivering real change. That’s why Amanda is running. She’s a true progressive who is ready to lead.
As a Senator, Amanda will works tirelessly with her colleagues to introduce and support legislation to address funding for our public schools, defend access to healthcare, and protect our environment. At home, she will be out in the community, listening to the people in our neighborhoods, ensuring their voices are heard in Harrisburg.
Amanda will advocate for our progressive values while working across the aisle towards shared values. She’ll be a senator who will restore integrity and refocus the conversation on the issues.
A life-long resident of Pennsylvania, Amanda grew up in Boyertown with her parents where she attended public school and graduated Boyertown Area Senior High. She attended Chestnut Hill College for her undergraduate degree, and received her Law Degree and Master’s in Public Health from Temple University. She currently resides in East Norriton with her husband, Gregory McQuiston, a U.S. Navy veteran.