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Director, Office of Legislative Affairs

Michael Chmielewski

Michael Chmielewski was appointed director of legislative affairs for the Department of State on August 9, 2021. 

As legislative affairs director, Chmielewski serves as the liaison between the Department of State and the members of the General Assembly. He coordinates and collaborates with the Governor’s Office of Legislative Affairs on legislation that impacts the program areas and services of the Department.

Before joining the department, Chmielewski served as a policy analyst for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, where he analyzed federal and state legislation, and developed a department-wide work group to improve the speed and accuracy of the regulatory process. 

Prior to that, Chmielewski was director of external affairs for the Governor’s Office, and a special assistant to the Secretary of Policy and Planning. 

Chmielewski is a Wilkes-Barre native and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from King’s College. 

He lives in Harrisburg.