Speaker Joanna McClinton

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House

Elected to serve communities in Philadelphia and Delaware County in 2015, Joanna McClinton became Pennsylvania’s first woman Speaker of the House in February 2023.

A southwest Philadelphia resident and Grace Temple Christian Academy, LaSalle University, and Villanova University School of Law graduate, she was a public defender and chief counsel to Sen. Anthony Williams before being elected.

McClinton has earned several distinctions including City and State PA’s 40 Under 40 and Politico Recast’s Power List.