Rep. Mike Schlossberg
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Before his election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Nov. 6, 2012, Mike Schlossberg was employed by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of Member Relations and Applied Technology. In that role, Representative Schlossberg utilized his state-certification as an urban revitalization specialist, working with small-business owners to help them navigate the challenges of the Great Recession. This included providing technical training for small-business owners to grow their businesses. He also served as a member of Allentown City Council, becoming the youngest person ever elected to that office.
In 2015, with the death by suicide of Robin Williams in the news, Representative Schlossberg shared his own struggles with depression and anxiety in an op-ed in the Morning Call. His story set forth a very public conversation about mental health and stigma which has become a central focus for Representative Schlossberg.
Since 2015, he has been a keynote speaker at conferences, advanced legislation in the General Assembly, and been invited to Washington, D.C. to help Congresswoman Susan Wild’s efforts to enact federal legislation to improve mental health care delivery across the country. Representative Schlossberg was also appointed to the Mental Health & Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and was named Co-Chair of the Suicide Prevention Task Force by Governor Wolf.
Representative Schlossberg serves on the following informal caucuses: Mental Health (Democratic co-chairman and co-founder), Manufacturing (Democratic co-chairman), Career & Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, LGBT Equality, SAFE (gun safety), Vo-Tech and Women’s Health.