A lifelong resident of Chester County, Tim Hennessey has represented the 26th District since 1993. Before becoming a legislator, he was a trial attorney with the Public Defender's office for 20 years and a township solicitor for 25 years.

House District 26 spans northern and western Chester County, from East Vincent Twp. to Elverson and West Caln. The municipalities are East Vincent, East Coventry, North Coventry, Warwick, East and West Nantmeal townships and Elverson Borough, Wallace and Honey Brook townships and Honey Brook Borough, West Caln, West Sadsbury and part of the Borough of Pottstown.

In the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Hennessey is the Republican Chair of Aging and Older Adult Services, while also serving on the Transportation Committee. As Chairman of Aging, led the fight to keep the PA Department of Aging as an independent agency and not be swallowed up the Department of Human Services Agency. 92 employees would have been lost during the 17,3000 people at DHS. The voice of the elderly would have been diminished at a time when they make up 25% of PA's populations.

Tim works to protect the PA Lottery fund for our seniors, as promised when the lottery was created. He's also proposed a School Tax Effort Rebate to lower the burden of school property taxes on everyone.

Previously Hennessey authored Pa's Targeted Communities Revitalization Act (Weed and Seed), voting rights provisions, a measure to attack urban blight and restore abandoned buildings, a law to facilitate transfer of property from municipalities to non-profit community development entities.

In prior terms, Hennessey was active on the House Judiciary and the committees. His current chairmanship of Aging limits him to just the committee on Transportation.

Prior to his service in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Hennessey served asĀ  Chairman of the Student Exchange and Group Study Exchange programs for the Pottstown Rotary Club, as President of Birthright of Pottstown (offering alternatives to abortion and ongoing support after childbirth) and as President of Alternatives, a shelter home for abused and neglected children.

Tim Hennessey is a 1965 graduate of St. Pius X High School in Pottstown, St. Josephs University (1969) and Villanova University School of Law 1972. He resides in North Coventry Township with his wife Carol. They have three children; Katherine, Timothy and Elizabeth.