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Joseph Brennan
Pennsylvania State House District 133
In office
2007 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMoravian College, 1986
Date of birth01/12/1964
Place of birthLehigh County, PA
Joseph Brennan (b. January 12, 1964) is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 133 from 2007-2013.

Brennan earned his B.A. form Moravian College in 1986. His professional experience includes his work as Chief of Staff for Pennsylvania Representative T.J. Rooney.

Brennan served as an At-Large Member of the Northampton City Council from 1998 to 2002.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brennan served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brennan served on these committees:



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brennan ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 133. Brennan ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on April 24 but withdrew prior to the November 6 general election. [1][2] Daniel McNeill replaced him on the general election ballot.


See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brennan won re-election to the 133rd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition and defeated Republican David Molony in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[3]

Pennsylvania State House, District 133
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joseph Brennan (D) 7,923 62.5%
David Molony (R) 4,764 37.6%


On November 4, 2008, Brennan won re-election to the 133rd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 17,157 votes, defeating Green Guy Gray (2,326).[4]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 133
Candidates Votes Percent
Joseph F. Brennan (D) Green check mark transparent.png 17,157 88.1%
Guy M. Gray (G) 2,326 11.9%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Brennan received $77,939 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


Brennan and his wife, Norma Jane, have two children.

DUI arrest

When Brennan was arrested on June 22, 2011, he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 - almost four times over the legal limit. He faces charges of drunken driving, careless driving and public drunkenness. He waived a preliminary hearing in early August 2011, but his attorney has said that Brennan has completed a 30-day inpatient rehabilitation program.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 133
Succeeded by
Daniel McNeill (D)