About: PA Rep Kevin Haggerty

A native son of Dunmore and one of four children, Rep. Kevin Haggerty is the child of an educator and the product of a strong, hardworking middle-class family. Kevin's legislative priorities include funding for public education, children and youth issues, workers' rights, veterans' issues, building strong communities through public service, healthy economic development for small businesses, property tax reduction and responsible hunting and environmental laws. Kevin graduated from Dunmore High School in 1991 and went on to college at Villanova University, earning a bachelor's degree in political science in 1995. Previously, Kevin worked as a learning-support teacher in Philadelphia and was a counselor and coach for the Youthful Offender Program at Stillmeadow Detention Facility. He was a board member on Penn's Northeast and NEPA Alliance, which is tasked with creating and strengthening regional business. He also served as an outreach organizer for humanitarian efforts and low-income housing projects in the United States, Peru, India and Ireland. Prior to taking office, Kevin was a liaison for Lackawanna County to local governments, community groups and colleges.

Recent Posts by PA Rep Kevin Haggerty

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012

The Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 is quite possibly destroying the American Dream to own a home. Locally, I am investigating several problems with flood insurance that are essentially forcing families in supposed flood zones to pay ridiculously high premiums in order to even be considered for a mortgage. When homeowners are unable to secure a policy the banks have no recourse but to protect their own financial interest.

Read more

Public opinion is not reflected in House of Representatives’ numbers: Gerrymandering

What some voters may not know is that the Pennsylvania General Assembly is responsible for the drawing of new districts, not only for state leaders, but also for our federal leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives. Regardless of party affiliation, what is taking place during our decade census of population change simply does not reflect anything more than political re-mapping of the citizens’ districts.

Read more