A former public interest attorney representing Delaware County and the Main Line suburbs, Rep. Scanlon was first elected to the House in 2018.
Scanlon served as an attorney with the Education Law Center of Philadelphia, helping implement special education laws, before joining Ballard Spahr as pro bono counsel. There she helped coordinate the provision of free legal services to low-income recipients. She partnered with the Wills for Heroes Foundation, providing legal documents free of charge to first responders. She helped a young woman from Guinea who had sickle-cell disease obtain permanent residency.
Scanlon previously served as the vice chair of the House Administration Committee and sits on the Committee on the Judiciary. She is also a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Representative Scanlon is a close friend and ally of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. She has been a consistent supporter of fully funding US security aid to Israel as outlined in President Obama’s 10-year Memorandum of Understanding. In June 2022, Scanlon signed onto the Price-Lee-Wexton-Castro letter which pushed back against “flashpoints” in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including settlement expansion, annexation and incitement to violence against Israelis and Palestinians.