DOMINIC F. PILEGGI, Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Dominic was born and raised in the City of Chester in Delaware County. He graduated from Archmere Academy in 1975 and received a Presidential Scholarship to Saint Joseph’s University, where he graduated with a B.A. in Economics in 1979. He went on to earn a J.D. from the Villanova School of Law in 1982.
Mayor of Chester
Dominic served as Mayor of the City of Chester from 1998 to 2002, where he was a strong, hands-on leader dedicated to attracting businesses and jobs while reducing personal and business taxes.
Dominic represented the residents of Pennsylvania’s 9th Senatorial District, who reside in portions of Chester and Delaware Counties. He was first elected to the Senate in a special election in October 2002 and re-elected three times, in 2004, 2008 and 2012.
In the Senate, Dominic has served as Chairman of the Game & Fisheries Committee (2003-2004), Chairman of the Urban Affairs & Housing Committee (2005-2006), Chairman of the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (2006-2014), and Majority Leader (2006-2014).
JUDGE, COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF DELAWARE COUNTY
Dominic was elected to a ten-year term on the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County in November of 2015. He is currently serving in the Family Court Division.
Service, Honors, Awards
An involved community leader, Dominic has served on a number of local boards and organizations, including the Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees; the Advisory Committee of the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Foundation; the Delaware County Chester Waterfront Industrial Development Authority Board; the George B. Lindsay Foundation Board of Directors; and The Foundation for Delaware County Board of Directors.
Reflecting his commitment to public service, Dominic has received numerous honors and awards, including an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Widener University in 2014; a 2014 Guardian of Small Business from the National Federation of Independent Business; the 2012 Legislator of the Year from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce; the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award from the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry; an Elected Officials Award from the Black Alliance for Educational Options; a 2012 award from Pathways PA for his support of disadvantaged families; the 2011 Elected Official of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Library Association; the 2011 Leadership Award from the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council of the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania; the Neumann University Presidential Humanitarian Award; the Thorncroft Equestrian Center Award for his support of the center and open space preservation; the 2010 Chester County Historical Society Founders Award; CareLink’s Fountain Award for Excellence in Government; the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades Award for Excellence in Community Service; the Pennsylvania Freedom of Information Coalition Award; the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Distinguished Achievement; and the American Red Cross David Henderson Humanitarian Award for Community Service.
Dominic and his wife Diana live in Chester and are the parents of three grown children.