A proud Delco resident, who grew up in Havertown, State Representative Mike Zabel has lived in Drexel Hill for seventeen years, where he and his wife Lauren are happy to be raising their two young children. Mike is proud to represent Pennsylvania’s 163rd legislative district including Drexel Hill, Secane, Primos, Clifton Heights, Aldan, and parts of Havertown. In his next term, he looks forward to
also serving the residents of Collingdale and Briarcliffe.
The oldest of six children, Mike was raised in Havertown and graduated from St. Denis School before
heading to St. Joseph’s Prep for high school and College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,
Massachusetts. After earning his Master’s Degree in Classics from Indiana, Mike spent the first seven
years of his professional career teaching Latin and Greek at the middle school, high school, and
Mike went back to school at the Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he met the love of
his life, Lauren. Mike graduated in the top 10% of his law school class (although Lauren did even
better!) and was elected class graduation speaker. He then worked as a private attorney, and also
served as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. Mike currently sits on the board of the
charitable organization Grands Stepping Up.
After years of watching politicians in Harrisburg ignore the needs of hardworking Pennsylvanians,
Mike decided enough was enough. He was elected to his first term in 2018, and now serves on the
House Judiciary, Education, and Tourism & Recreational Development Committees. He is the Vice
Chair of the Southeast Delegation of the House Democratic Caucus, and recently served as Co-Chair
of Governor Wolf’s Juvenile Justice Task Force.
During his first four years, Mike has introduced and fought for legislation addressing gun violence,
protecting victims of domestic abuse, updating Pennsylvania’s electronic recycling program,
strengthening worker protections, closing corporate tax loopholes, and improving government
transparency. In his most recent term, Mike has worked with colleagues across the aisle to author
two bills that passed out of the House with unanimous, bipartisan support. He looks forward to
continuing this work and achieving real results for members of the district—and all Pennsylvanians—in a third term.
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