Marguerite Quinn is one of us who – as a mom, former business professional, active community volunteer, and respected State Representative – understands our concerns.
Marguerite has always had a calling for public service. Upon graduating from St. Joseph’s University, she put her career on hold to volunteer for two years as a high school teacher in American Samoa. Her time there helped her appreciate the need of every community for a strong education system and a clean environment. After marrying her husband, John, and returning to Bucks County, she focused on building her family as well as her business in the real estate industry.
Marguerite worked daily with residents moving within, leaving, and coming to Bucks County – and most importantly, she asked them “why?” She worked with neighborhoods and local groups regarding school districts, property tax concerns, transportation issues, and protecting open space and clean drinking water.
Marguerite enjoyed a successful career as a Realtor until answering the call to serve her community and run for State Representative. She was sworn into office in January 2007 and has been representing 11 municipalities in Bucks County ever since. As Representative, she has continued to listen to our concerns and work for pragmatic results that help everyone.
As a mother and public servant, Marguerite knows that Bucks County needs a Senator who will prioritize what is best – for today and the future – for our community. Marguerite entered public service to make a difference, and has always said no to partisan political agendas. As a State Representative, she has worked with Democrats and Republicans to deliver more state funding for education and public schools than ever before – all while protecting her constituents from massive income and sales tax increases.
Marguerite has also passed important laws to protect our environment, specifically open space and water quality, fight the opioid epidemic, and is working to streamline access to healthcare. Through her role on the Appropriations Committee, Marguerite has made sure that we don’t spend more than we can afford. Her legislative record demonstrates her commitment to ensuring Bucks County has a say in Harrisburg.
Marguerite and John reside in Furlong; she is the proud mother to their two daughters, Maggie and Carolyn, as well as three step-children, Liz, Patrick and Christopher; and a granddaughter.
Highlights of Marguerite’s Service
• Increasing access to quality health care and updating the Commonwealth’s laws regulating the use of telemedicine.
• Authoring a law that guarantees life insurance benefits to deserving beneficiaries by requiring insurance companies to compare their in-force life insurance policies with the U.S. Social Security system to identify matches. That legislation became Act 48 of 2018.
• Introduced legislation revising the Public Official Compensation law and amending the “Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act.”
• Drafted legislation to create the latest Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program that was included in the 2016-17 Pennsylvania budget.
• Created and launched the State Employees Achieving Savings (SEAS) Program. SEAS creates transparency and provides state government workers the ability to recommend ways to deliver better services to the residents as well as identify cost savings opportunities in the services provided by the state.
• Represents her House Caucus on the Advisory Board for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and was appointed by the Speaker of the House to the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee.
• Founding Chair of the Multiple Sclerosis Caucus, Chair of the Delaware Canal Caucus and a member of numerous other caucuses.
• Executive Committee Member of the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and serves as the 2017 Chairperson of the Workman’s Compensation Committee.
• Serves on numerous civic groups such as the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Central Bucks Drug Free Project Coalition, Plumstead Grange, Delaware Canal Advisory Committee and Board of Directors for the CB Cares Educational Foundation.
• Inaugural member of the Public Service Hall of Fame for the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center in Doylestown.
• Bayada Home Health Care Champion Award for her tireless support of high-quality home health care services for the residents of Pennsylvania.
• Girl Scouts of Pennsylvania “Friend” Award recipient.
• Ted Lindeman Foundation Community Services Award recipient.