The House Democratic Campaign Committee is a full-time political organization dedicated to maintaining and expanding the Democratic presence in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives.
Ascribing to the slogan "You can't govern if you don't win," we believe that putting Democrats in power in the State House will help ensure a brighter future for the Commonwealth. House Democrats have passed legislation to make state government more transparent and fiscally responsible while succeeding in their fights to improve public education, invest in job creation and protect working families.
How You Can Help
In this vital election year, with a resurgence from the extreme right and redistricting on the line, your support for Democratic candidates is more important than ever. We encourage you to get involved in your local campaigns or volunteer at our headquarters in Harrisburg. Please contact us for more information on what you can do to help.
Meet the HDCC Team
Chairman Tim Briggs
Representative Tim Briggs is currently serving his third term as State Representative for the 149th Pennsylvania Legislative District and became Chairman of the HDCC in January 2013.
During his time in the House, Briggs has consistently advocated for public education, early childhood education and has introduced legislation focused on improving the lives of children. As a freshman, Briggs was able to get a law enacted that would help to keep siblings in foster care together when they are placed into foster homes. He has also worked to address the dangers student athletes face from concussions and to improve gender equity in school sports. In 2009 he received the Early Childhood Education Champion Award from the Montgomery County Child Care Consortium in appreciation for his advocacy and commitment to high quality early childhood education.
Briggs is a proud member of the Green Dog Caucus and was ranked the top environmental legislator in Pennsylvania by the Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Chapter in 2010. He is a steadfast advocate for greener policies to create more environmentally friendly practices and a strong proponent for a responsible severance tax on the gas companies who drill in the Marcellus Shale.
Briggs received his undergraduate degree in political science from West Chester University. At 30 he returned to school and, while still working full time, earned his law degree from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He joined the law firm Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin as an associate in January 2008. In 2011, he was invited back to West Chester to serve as a Legislative Fellow and now lectures in the political science program. For several years, he served as a volunteer firefighter and sat on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Montgomery County. Before serving in the House, Briggs served as an advisor to then-Congressman Joe Hoeffel and state Sen. Connie Williams.
He currently serves on the board of directors for the James A. Finnegan Fellowship Foundation, a statewide organization dedicated to providing scholarships, stipends and internships to Pennsylvania students with an interest in state government. Briggs also serves on the Pennsylvania State Planning Board and is an ex-officio board member of the Bryn Mawr Film Institute and of the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association.