Christine Tartaglione

Party: Democrat
Position: State Senator, District 2
Chair: Labor and Industry (minority chair)
Member: Aging and Youth; Banking and Insurance; Law and Justice
In office since: 1995
Next Election:
Previous occupations: Chair of Pennsylvania Democratic Party; Political assistant; Business representative for the United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 1776
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Contact Information:
1061 Bridge Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19124  


  • Authored Pennsylvania’s minimum wage increase law in 2006

  • Helped establish the State’s Office for People with Disabilities

  • Wrote and advocated for laws to protect healthcare workers from mandatory overtime

  • Authored legislation that extends benefits for people receiving unemployment compensation and creating a shared work option in place of termination

  • Supporter of a legislative package to create jobs by investing heavily in State infrastructure

  • Supports reimplementing PA’s mortgage assistance program

  • Supports raising minimum wage to $12 an hour, $9 an hour for tipped workers, and $15 an hour by 2025

Public safety

  • Authored legislation that increased funding for State police

Electoral reform

  • Advocates for statewide voting reforms; serves as member of the Joint Select Committee on Election Issues and the Governor’s Task Force on Voting Modernization


  • Daughter of Margaret Tartaglione, a long-time ward leader and former Philadelphia City Commissioner