Sean Meloy was born and raised in Allegheny County, where he lives with his partner Ethan. He went to Hampton public schools and graduated from Penn State University in 2009. He has deep roots across the district as his family has lived in Western Pennsylvania for generations.
Sean has always been a leader in his community. He rose through the ranks of the Boy Scouts to become an Eagle Scout and found his love of organizing when he started the Young Democrats club at Hampton High School.
Sean serves as a Democratic National Committee member from Pennsylvania and would be the first openly gay member of Congress from the Keystone State.
Sean has long been a local and national Democratic organizer, having worked for legendary Western Pennsylvania Congressman Mike Doyle and served on the Allegheny County Democratic Committee. A nationally-recognized advocate for LGBTQ equality, Meloy was appointed by Governor Tom Wolf to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on LGBTQ Affairs, served as Director of LGBTQ Engagement at the Democratic National Committee and as Vice President at the LGBTQ Victory Fund where he helped double the amount of LGBTQ people elected in the United States. He also has a background as a policy advocate for broadband expansion, consumer protection, and holding corporations and special interests accountable.
Sean loves science fiction, reading history, and playing board games with family and friends.