Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti represents the Seventeenth Senatorial District which covers parts of Montgomery and Delaware Counties. Senator Cappelletti is an attorney with her Master of Public Health and has been passionate about bettering her community since grade school.
Senator Cappelletti got her start in government serving on the East Norriton Board of Supervisors, where she led the conversation in police reform and successfully decriminalized marijuana. Senator Cappelletti has worked in Harrisburg to advance progressive policy through her work 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.
Since being elected to the Pennsylvania Senate, Senator Cappelletti has been an active voice in the fight for action on climate change, introducing Go100PA: a plan to put Pennsylvania on track to reach 100% renewable energy. She has fought for action to address the increasing gun violence epidemic by introducing legislation that would enact a 72-hour waiting period for all firearms transfers and require the safe storage of firearms.
As a fierce reproductive rights advocate and the former Director of Policy at Planned Parenthood, Senator Cappelletti has been at the front lines of fighting for reproductive rights and comprehensive healthcare in Pennsylvania. She serves as the co-chair of the Pennsylvania Women’s Health Caucus and fights for accessible and affordable healthcare, including reproductive healthcare, for all Pennsylvanians.
A life-long resident of Pennsylvania, Senator Cappelletti grew up in Boyertown with her parents where she graduated from 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, and her two adorable rescue dogs, Luna and Luca.
Updated June 2022