Ann Marie Mitchell
Pennsylvania State Senate District 6
The daughter of an immigrant father who survived post-WWII Europe (Ukraine and Germany) and working class Italian-American mother, Ann Marie Mitchell grew up in a largely working-class community where her parents embraced the American dream.
After attending public high school, where her father was a union teacher, Ann Marie became the first woman in her family to graduate from college and the first person in her family to graduate from law school. Her hard work and dedication early in her scholastic career earned Ann Marie a scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated from the Wharton School of Business with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a concentration in Finance. Wanting to do more, Ann Marie earned her Juris Doctorate from The University of Pennsylvania Law School.
As someone whose hard work and grit helped her succeed, Ann Marie knows just how important access to affordable education and good-paying jobs with benefits are to break the cycle of generational poverty in our communities. Both graduates of Pennsylvania universities, Ann Marie and her husband, Don (a former Eagle Scout), have made Northampton Township, Bucks County their home for the past 20 years. They are also proud parents of two Council Rock public school graduates, who now attend Temple University and Barnard College.
Preserving the family legacy of civil service, both of Ann Marie’s children also served as active animal rescue volunteers, which inspired the family to adopt five cats, four of which were rescued from Bucks County rescues. Ann’s younger child is the former leader of Bucks Students Demand Action, and her eldest child is autistic. Ann Marie’s family has a strong family interest in women’s healthcare and mental healthcare access, LGBTQ+ issues and greater support of public education, fairness and justice. Additionally, her over 25 years of experience in law and business have made her a strong negotiator with a clear understanding of how to build consensus and get people on both sides of an issue to work together and get things done. In 2021, Ann Marie was elected the Chair of the Northampton Township Democratic Committee and has helped municipal and school board candidates in their run for office.