State Representative Phyllis Mundy is currently serving her eleventh term as state representative for the 120th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. She serves as Democratic chairwoman of the House Finance Committee and is co-chairman of the bicameral Early Childhood Education Caucus. She also serves on the House Rules Committee. She is a member and past chairman of the Northeast Democratic Delegation, which is comprised of 21 House members from 15 counties in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Mundy is a graduate of Kingston High School and Bloomsburg State College. Prior to her 1990 election to the House, she was business manager of a multimillion dollar manufacturing facility. Her volunteer service to the community has included serving as past President of the Wilkes-Barre chapter of the League of Women Voters and volunteering in the Junior League, the Domestic Violence Service Center, Volunteers for Literacy, and the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. A longtime member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Mundy serves her parish as a lector.
She serves on the board of the Children’s Trust Fund. She also serves on the local boards of Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeast Pennsylvania.
She has been honored with numerous awards for her achievements, among which include:
- The Times Leader Great Women of Northeastern Pennsylvania Award of 2010 (one of 24 area women recognized for outstanding leadership)
- The Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 2009 Outstanding Legislator of the Year;
- The Pennsylvania Assisted Living Association’s 2009 Assisted Living Advocate of the Year;
- The Pennsylvania Council on Aging Award for Effective Advocacy;
- The Better Life Award from the Pennsylvania Health Care Association and the Center for Assisted Living Management;
- The Wyoming Valley Interfaith Council’s 30th Annual Citation of Distinction;
- The Athena Award from the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce;
- The Government Relations Award from the Pennsylvania Community Providers’ Association;
- The Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business;
- The Legislator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Counselors Association;
- The Distinguished Service Award from Bloomsburg University;
- The John Heinz Friend of Nursing Award;
- The Outstanding Elected Woman of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women; and The Sustainer of the Year award by the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre.
Mundy resides in Kingston. She has a son, Brian, who lives in California with his wife April and sons Mason and Bryce.