As our State Representative, Warren Kampf brings to the state House a unique understanding of our concerns – because he lives the same everyday life we do.
Warren was born and raised in Tredyffrin Township, not far from Devon Elementary and T/E Junior High, schools he would attend before going to the Phillips Exeter Academy for high school. He learned early from his parents the values of education, hard work and helping others. Warren’s mother, Ann, is well-known as a 40-year volunteer with the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, including serving on the Board. During high school and college, Warren worked at local establishments like Binni & Flynn’s Restaurant and the Waynesborough Golf Club on the grounds crew. A graduate of Yale University, Warren also studied in the Far East and, during college, was a volunteer teacher in English to students in both Taipei and Hong Kong.
After returning from the Far East, Warren attended Emory University School of Law. Upon graduation, he came home to Pennsylvania and began a career that has always involved serving the public.
Warren worked at keeping our families safe from crime first as a Deputy Prosecutor in York County and then as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia. It was in the District Attorney’s office that Warren met his wife, Megan. Together, they returned to Chester County – with Warren joining White and Williams, LLP, where he continues to work today, and Megan joining the Chester County District Attorney’s Office where she served for several years before entering private practice.
After moving back to Tredyffrin Township, Warren continued his public service – this time by volunteering as a member of the Township Zoning Board. After serving for two years in that post, Warren was encouraged to run for Supervisor by his neighbors and was elected in November 2003 and re-elected in 2007.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, Warren built a proven record of bringing strong fiscal discipline to government while still providing residents with the services they need. During his tenure, township debt was reduced and tax increases were held to the lowest among area municipalities. While Chairman of the Board in 2009, Warren passed a no tax increase budget by actually shrinking the size of government.
Since joining the state House, Warren has quickly become known as an independent and effective legislator, well-versed in policy and unwilling to submit to political pressures. He is the state’s leading voice for public pension reform that would help save taxpayers billions of dollars in the long-term, as well as help local schools deal with ever-rising pension costs. He is also active in the effort to continue building southeast Pennsylvania as a leader in the bio-technology, life sciences, and technology industries. Thanks to his work to promote and grow the life sciences industry, which provides jobs to thousands of local residents, Warren was named State Official of the Year by Pennsylvania Bio in 2014.