Timothy P. Briggs (born January 3, 1970) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 149th District since 2009. The district is located in Montgomery County, including Bridgeport, parts of Lower Merion Township, Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken, and parts of West Norriton Township.
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives|
from the 149th district
|Assumed office |
January 6, 2009
|Preceded by||Daylin Leach|
|Constituency||Part of Montgomery County|
|Born||January 3, 1970|
|Spouse(s)||Robyn Traverso Briggs|
|Residence||Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania|
|Alma mater||West Chester University of Pennsylvania|
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Tim Briggs was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Terese Briggs. He graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in Illinois in 1988. He then attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1992. He also minored in geography and international relations.
Briggs served as an advisor to Congressman Joe Hoeffel and state Senator Constance H. Williams. For several years, he served as a volunteer firefighter and sat on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Montgomery County. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2004. He became an associate with the law firm Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin in 2008.
In 2008, after Democratic incumbent Daylin Leach decided to run for the Pennsylvania State Senate, Briggs successfully ran for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 149th District. He defeated Republican Lynne Lechter, a King of Prussia lawyer, by a margin of 62%-38%. He was re-elected to a second term in 2010, defeating Bridgeport councilman Peter Kohut by 62%-37%. He was re-elected to a third term against Republican Perry Hamilton by a margin of 66% to 34%. In November 2016, he ran against Republican nominee Chira Smith and was overwhelmingly re-elected to a fifth term.
Briggs currently serves in many House caucuses and is the Democratic Chair of the Arts & Culture Caucus and the Bio Technology/Life Sciences Caucus, and is the Chairman of the Brain injury Caucus. He is also a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Judiciary Committee, Professional Licensure Committee, and Transportation Committee. He has focused on issues concerning education, children, and the environment.
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- "District Information". Rep. Tim Briggs.
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- "2008 General Election". Pennsylvania Department of State. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08.
- "2010 General Election". Pennsylvania Department of State. Archived from the original on 2010-11-06.
- "Updated: Mary Jo Daley, Briggs, DeLissio defeat Ludwig, Hamilton, Bateman in Lower Merion (with video)". Main Line Times. November 12, 2012.
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Tim Briggs (Democrat) official PA House website
- Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus - Tim Briggs official Party website