Wednesday, April 17, 2013
If your phone rings Thursday at 7 p.m., it's likely State Rep. Madeleine Dean.
Correction: The town hall meeting is scheduled for Thursday, which is April 18. State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, will hold a “town hall” meeting this week … via telephone. On Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m., everyone’s phone in the 153rd district will ring. If you answer and stay on the line, you’ll be able to participate in a teleconference with Dean. Constituents can listen in, ask questions and take part in polls via their phones. "This is a great way to bring thousands of district residents into one community discussion," Dean said in a press release. "If you have a question about any state or local issue affecting the 153rd Legislative District, I encourage you to just pick up the phone when it rings at 7 p.m. Thursday." Dean held a …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, in a proposed resolution, urges the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to require the completion of 50 hours of pro bono service before receiving a license to practice law.
Wednesday, February 20
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, this week circulated among House colleagues proposed language for a resolution urging the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to require aspiring lawyers to perform pro bono work before practicing law Dean said the idea behind the resolution started in part because of similar successful mandates in other states. Beginning in 2015, aspiring New York lawyers will be required to complete 50 hours of free legal service before practicing law. Although New York has taken the lead in establishing these requirements for bar admission, 21 national law schools require students to complete pro bono work to fulfill graduation requirements, according to The Wall Street Journal. "Since many aspiring lawyers currently provide …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, begins her first full term.
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Thursday, January 3
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, was sworn in to the House of Representatives yesterday, beginning her first full term as a legislator. Yesterday’s swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2013-14 legislative session and the 197th of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Dean won a special election during the 2011-12 session to replace Josh Shapiro, who left the General Assembly for a seat on the Montgomery County Commissioners board. Dean’s re-election in November secured her first full term. "As we enter a new year and session, I feel honored and invigorated," Dean said in a press release. "This session will no doubt bring new challenges and opportunities. I look forward to building on the successes that we worked for last year." …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The Southeast Delegation of the state House Democratic Caucus elected its new leadership team today during a reorganizational meeting in King of Prussia.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Rep. Steve Santarsiero, D-Bucks, was elected chairman of the delegation. Reps. Tina Davis, D-Bucks; Margo Davidson, D-Delaware; Madeleine Dean, D-Montgomery; and Pamela DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Philadelphia; were elected vice chairmen. Rep. Matthew Bradford, D-Montgomery, was elected treasurer, and Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Delaware/Philadelphia, was elected secretary. “As the largest delegation within our Democratic Caucus, we have an opportunity to make real progress with a focus on good government and our region’s shared values,” Dean said. “I look forward to the leadership of Representative Santarsiero as our chairman and I am humbled to serve as a vice chair of the delegation. I will work hard with all our members. As a lifelong …
Monday, September 10, 2012
State Rep. Madeleine Dean to host five GTGs.
Monday, September 10, 2012
On the heels of a “town hall” conference call, in which every registered voter in State Rep. Madeleine Dean’s district received a phone call, Dean, D-153, announced the dates for five real town hall meetings. Note: the Sept. 13 meeting has a new time. “I hope to hear from as many residents of the 153rd Legislative District as possible as I prepare to head back to Harrisburg when the House reconvenes this fall,” Dean said in a press release. “We’ll be discussing everything from the budget and new legislation to the issues affecting us here in our community, including the voter ID law and education funding.” The schedule for the meetings is below: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
If your phone rings Thursday at 7 p.m., it's likely State Rep. Madeleine Dean
State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, will hold a town hall tonight. The venue? Your couch. Tonight at 7 p.m. everyone’s phone in the 153rd district will ring. If you answer and stay on the line, you’ll be able to participate in a teleconference with Dean. It’s the first time the State Representative’s office has done something like this, according to Jim Strine, media specialist with the House Democratic Caucus. “What happens is basically we contract with a company that generates thousands of calls into the 153rd and it tells people to hold the line and they’ll be patched into the meeting,” Strine said. “Everyone can hear [Dean] speak live.” Strine said residents, via their phones, can press a number to “raise their hand” to have an …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
State Rep. and Abington Commissioner Madeleine Dean said she will leave her post as Commissioner for Ward 7; she will address the issue at tonight's board of commissioners meeting
One of the newer members of the Abington Board of Commissioners is stepping down later this month. Abington Commissioner and State Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-153, announced last week in a letter that she is stepping down as commissioner of Ward 7 as of Aug. 15. Dean, in an interview yesterday, said that she sent the letter to each of her constituents, and also notified all of the members of the Abington Board of Commissioners in person. The reason for Dean stepping down? Too many titles. An excerpt from the Aug. 1 letter to her constituents: “From the beginning, I was enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve you on dual levels, both as township commissioner and state representative. In fact, working with your day-to-day concerns and …