Leach calls report on harassment allegations ‘fair’ and ‘thoughtful’

BY: - September 20, 2019

"The report did not find that I was a perfect person," Leach said. He apologized for "participating in off-color conversations and making off-color jokes" during his 2008 campaign.

Final report into harassment claims finds Leach did not violate federal law as leadership again calls for his resignation

BY: - September 19, 2019

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, is again calling on state Sen. Daylin Leach to resign.

Embattled Democrat Daylin Leach draws another primary challenger

BY: - August 5, 2019

Linda Fields, a longtime political activist and labor organizer, announced Monday that she’ll challenge embattled Democrat Daylin Leach to represent parts of Delaware and Montgomery counties in the state Senate. That’s the same Linda Fields who, just last year, unsuccessfully tried to unseat Republican Sen. Bob Mensch in the state’s 24th Senate District. Fields moved […]


So what’s happening with Daylin Leach’s political support anyway? | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - June 15, 2019

Facing allegations of sexual misconduct, the Montgomery County Democrat is ignoring mounting calls for his resignation.

‘Time’s up, Daylin’: Democrats want Leach to resign. Will they expel him if he doesn’t?

BY: - June 11, 2019

"If we can't set the example here in our own House, under this dome, what does it say about our government?" Sen. Katie Muth said Monday.

Two dozen Democrats including state party chair join call for Sen. Daylin Leach to resign

BY: and - June 7, 2019

Here’s a list of every official and organization asking for Leach’s resignation.

Costa: Daylin Leach must resign after law firm finds ‘immature and unprofessional’ behavior

BY: and - June 6, 2019

The firm declined to judge the credibility of an assault accusation.

‘We can’t ask any questions:’ Environmental official gets OK from Senate committee over pipeline objections

BY: - May 8, 2019

A committee advanced Secretary Patrick McDonnell’s nomination to the full Senate, over the objections of Sens. Andrew Dinniman, D-Chester, and Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery.

Embattled state Sen. Leach absent from scheduled Rotunda appearance on day he rolls out legal cannabis bill

BY: - March 18, 2019

(*This article was updated with additional details from Leach’s office about the event cancellation. The headline to this story has been updated to reflect that.) Two days after fellow Democrats called on him to resign, and on the same day he unveiled a bold policy proposal, state Sen. Daylin Leach, D-Montgomery, was absent from a scheduled appearance […]

‘We have reached a crisis point:’ Montgomery County Democrats call on Sen. Daylin Leach, who’s fighting sexual assault allegations, to resign

BY: - March 16, 2019

Without exaggeration Party members have described your lashing out, lack of judgment, and tone-deafness as examples of behavior not becoming a state senator and leader of our Party,” the letter reads.

Senate says defamation lawsuit against Leach accuser will not affect investigation

BY: - March 15, 2019

As a state senator’s defamation lawsuit against a woman accusing him of sexual assault advances through court, Democratic Senate leaders in Harrisburg insisted this week it won’t affect their independent investigation of the accuser’s claims. Cara Taylor, 44, sparked an investigation by Senate Democrats earlier this year when she said that state Sen. Daylin Leach, […]

Can the Pa. Legislature be trusted to investigate its own #MeToo allegations?

BY: and - February 6, 2019

There is still no system to investigate sexual harassment complaints uniformly in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bipartisan lawmakers are floating proposals to change that.