While working her way through college at Duquesne University, Erin decided early on to dedicate her life to helping others. At the Emergency Services Department of the American Red Cross’s Southwestern PA Chapter she learned the importance of bringing people and communities together in difficult times.
Following graduation from Duquesne University in 1999, Erin embarked on a 12- year career as a non-profit professional. Prior to serving in the General Assembly, Erin served as Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP). At PUMP she worked to connect young and talented people to jobs in Pittsburgh.
Throughout her career, Erin has also served the community in various leadership capacities:
Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership’s (GPNP) Public Policy Committee
Judge of Elections
Democratic Committeewoman (19th Ward, 6th District)
Vice President of the Mt. Washington Community Development Corporation Board of Directors
Representative Molchany owns a home in Pittsburgh’s Mt. Washington neighborhood where she has lived and served for the past 18 years.
As a state legislator serving Pittsburgh’s South Hills communities, her priorities include securing Pennsylvania’s infrastructure by sustainably investing in transportation and mass transit, strengthening our commitment to public education, encouraging job creation and expanding training opportunities to meet the needs of a 21st century economy. During her tenure in the House, she has introduced and is working collaboratively with colleagues to advance common-sense legislation including:
Workplace Opportunity Legislation – that would ensure equal pay for equal work in Pennsylvania.
Financial Assistance/Access to community college students – This legislation helped make community college more affordable to thousands of students statewide.
The Physician Separation Disclosure Act – Would provide protocol when doctors move or leave a practice, ensuring that patents know how to locate their doctor and records.
The Transportation Bill – This legislation created hundreds of jobs in Allegheny County and will help bring our transportation infrastructure into the 21st century.
Representative Molchany looks forward to continuing to fight for the issues that matter to Pittsburgh’s South Hills communities.