First elected to office in 2018, Senator Katie Muth is a passionate advocate for change. Grounded in the strong values of hard work, dedication, and commitment to helping others, Senator Muth is determined to be a champion for hardworking Pennsylvanians. Muth has challenged both her own party and the opposition in her first three years in the Capitol, while dubbing her workplace as the “dome of corruption.”
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Senator Muth’s background and experience instilled a fervor for citizen activism and service. She was educated at Penn State where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training, and obtained her master’s degree at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona.
While completing her master’s thesis, she promoted health care for student athletes and studied concussion-related injuries at high schools in the Phoenix area. Senator Muth most recently served as an adjunct professor of kinesiology at a local university, while also practicing sports medicine.
Never backing down from a tough fight, Muth has stood up to corporate polluters and defended the constitutional right of all Pennsylvanians to clean water, air, and land. She’s taken up arms against the Senate GOP for everything from transparency around judicial appointments to general assistance funding. Her impassioned floor speech while reading the letter of a formerly homeless man produced a viral moment when she refused to back down to then-Majority Leader Jake Corman’s angry objections.
Now the Montgomery County Democrat is closing out her freshman term by taking on the Pennsylvania School Employees Retirement System, where she serves as a trustee. Vowing to uphold her fiduciary duty to ensure that the dollars of hardworking teachers, school employees and taxpayers are invested and spent wisely, Muth is now suing to obtain internal documents being withheld by the same professional staff who report to the board.
Senator Muth and her husband, Trevor, reside in East Vincent Township, Chester County.