About RepRabb

State Rep. Chris Rabb (200 LD) aka “RepRabb“ was elected in 2016 by a 9-point margin of victory in a 3-person race.

The district he represents covers 64,000 people across the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy, West Oak Lane and Chestnut Hill. Before the latest legislative reapportionment, his district consisted of three of the top voter turnout political wards in Philadelphia: the 50th, 22nd & 9th wards. And for 18 years, RepRabb was a dutiful Democratic committeeperson and a former ward leader of the 9th Ward Democratic Committee, the highest voter turnout ward in the city.

As a member of the PA House of Representatives, RepRabb serves on the Finance, Commerce, Agriculture & Judiciary Committees. He is a founding member of the PA Climate Caucus and founding chair of the House Democratic Equity Committee. He is also an active member and former treasurer of the PA Legislative Black Caucus.

In the 2020 general election, RepRabb earned the most votes of any state representative in Pennsylvania history. Since taking office, RepRabb has had 4 bills and 2 amendments to Republican bills enacted into state law. He is one of the most prolific legislators in the state legislature, having authored over 50 bills and resolutions this legislative session alone.

Over the course of his three terms in office, he has helped secure over $4 million for community stakeholders across the district including churches, schools, colleges, museums and other entities. Most recently, he led the campaign to rededicate Allens Lane, originally named after enslaver William Allen, Jr., to honor a more befitting namesake: Bishop Richard Allen.

RepRabb is a graduate of Yale College and earned an M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of the book, Invisible Capital: How Unseen Forces Shape Entrepreneurial Opportunity (Berrett Koehler Publishers, 2010). RepRabb was also an adjunct professor at various universities, and taught social entrepreneurship and organizational innovation at Temple University’s Fox School of Business. While at Temple University, he helped unionize 1,500 adjunct professors, many of whom were struggling to teach full-time on a poverty wage.

A native of Chicago, RepRabb has lived in East Mt. Airy for 20 years and is the proud father of two sons. He is a long-time genealogist and family historian who for over 30 years has traced the footprints of his ancestors, most notably his great-great-great grandfather, Rev. Amos Noë Freeman, who was a radical Presbyterian minister, educator and abolitionist who worked with the Philadelphia Vigilance Committee in the fight against slavery.