Montco State Senator Currently Hosts a Very Special Constituent
State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti is set to become the first woman to give birth while serving in Harrisburg. Her distinction highlights the overall advancement locally and nationally of women in politics, as reported by Julia Terruso and Anna Orso in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Cappelletti’s daughter is due in March.
Her District-17 service encompasses the Montgomery County geographies of East Norriton and West Norriton Townships, Norristown, Bridgeport, Upper Merion and Lower Merion Townships, and Narberth. Her remaining turf is in Delaware County.
Her pregnancy has raised some unique questions about maternity leave and on-the-job maternal resources.
Cappelletti said her colleagues’ responses to her news have been upbeat but curious. “Oh, we’ve never had to deal with that before,” is how she characterized them. Her response? “Well, this is where we’re at now.”
Cappelletti, elected in 2020, is one of the 31 percent of women in the state’s General Assembly, the most in the state’s history.
“Both sides of the aisle have been very accommodating with me working to start a family and understanding that this is new,” she said. “We’re getting a younger generation in here and these are things we have to work through together.”
More on State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti and the upcoming changes coming to her professional-personal balance is at The Philadelphia Inquirer.
An Aug. 2022 discussion with Pa. State Sen. Amanda Cappelletti, centering on local innovation.
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