12/23/1971 -

WHEATLEY, Jake, Jr., a Representative from Allegheny County; born, December 23, 1971 in Detroit, Wayne County, Mi.; graduated, Osseo Senior High School, 1989; B.A., political science, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1997; M.P.A., public administration, University of Pittsburgh, 2000; served, United States Marine Corps (1989-1992, Operation Desert Storm; Combat Action ribbon, National Defense Service medal, and the Kuwaiti Liberation medal recipient); senior associate for education, Coro Center for Civic Leadership (2001-2002); executive assistant, community affairs and research assistant, city of Pittsburgh; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2002; reelected to the House for 9 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee Investigating the Integration of Human Rights Standards in Pennsylvania Laws and Policies (2004); appointed, Select Committee on Influenza Vaccine (2006); appointed, chair, Select Committee on Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Inclusion (2009); appointed, Select Committee on Property Tax Reform (2012); appointed, Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (2013-present); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004); Commonwealth Trustee, University of Pittsburgh (2016-present); chief of staff, mayor Edward Gainey, Pittsburgh (2022-present).

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