A native of suburban Philadelphia and Temple University School of Social Work graduate, Judy Trombetta began her career interning at a low-income housing facility, a mental health rehabilitation clubhouse, and the Pennsylvania Prison Society. Through this work and her involvement with political campaigns, Judy was inspired to get involved in politics to effect change through policy.
Judy earned her Master of Social Work Degree with a Community Organizing concentration from the University of Pittsburgh. While attending graduate school, Judy interned at the Institute of Politics and volunteered with the Pennsylvania School Funding Campaign, successfully advocating for increased funding in the 2009 Pennsylvania state budget.
Following graduate school, Judy served as the Chief of Staff for two Pittsburgh City Councilmembers in Pittsburgh's 5th Council District. Judy wrote and oversaw the implementation of several vital pieces of legislation, including legislation to establish a Pittsburgh HIV/AIDS Commission, legislation to institute an assessment appeal assistance program, and legislation to create an emergency notification system. She is most proud of her work building support for substantial amendments to legislation to create a Pittsburgh Land Bank and of her role in passing a ban on Marcellus Shale drilling in the City of Pittsburgh.
Judy returned to the Philadelphia area in 2015 to join The Food Trust, where she expanded the Healthy Corner Store Initiative in 11 cities throughout the state of Pennsylvania. She then went to work for Pennsylvania's 17th Senatorial District as a District Office Director, and later, Chief of Staff. In this role, Judy positioned the office to provide timely and quality constituent services to the 250,000 residents of Montgomery and Delaware Counties (including Haverford Township). She organized several large-scale projects to resolve long-standing issues and promote the Senator’s legislative agenda. In her time as Chief of Staff, the Senator passed an anti-human trafficking bill, moved a Household Hazardous Waste bill out of the Senate’s Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, and secured a $2.83 million grant to improve traffic conditions at the West Chester Pike and I-476 corridor.
Judy, along with her husband, Brandon, four-year-old son Ari, and dog Low Rider have lived in Haverford Township since 2015. She was elected as a Democratic Committee Person for 4-2 in 2016. In January 2021, Judy announced her candidacy for Commissioner of Haverford Township’s 4th Ward. She is endorsed by the Haverford Township Democratic Committee and outgoing Commissioner, Dan Siegel. View her complete list of endorsements here.