Leechburg is a borough in southern Armstrong County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,156. Leechburg was founded by David Leech, for whom it was later named, and was incorporated as a borough in 1850.
Located along the Kiskiminetas River, Leechburg was a major port of the Pennsylvania Canal. Early in the 20th century, it was the site of extensive steel sheet works, foundries, cement plants, and productive coal mines. Leechburg was the first place where natural gas was used for industrial purposes.
Leechburg is governed by a Mayor and Council. Current officials and when their terms expire are:
Mayor: Wayne Dobos (R) 2021
Tom Foster (D), President 2019
Anthony Defilippi (R), Vice President 2019
Lorrie Bazella (R) 2021
Nancy Bono (D) 2021
Chuck Pascal (D) 2021
Anthony Roppolo (D) 2019
Alan Tarr (D) 2019
Leechburg is in Pennsylvania's 15th Congressional District, represented in Congress by Rep. Glenn Thompson (R).
At the state level, Leechburg is in the 41st Senatorial District, represented by State Senator Joe Pittman (R), and in the 55th Legislative District, represented by Rep.