09/05/1947 -

KUKOVICH, Allen Gale, a Representative from Westmoreland County; born in Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa., September 5, 1947; graduated, Penn Township High School, 1965; B.A., political science, Kent State University, 1969; J.D., Duquesne University Law School, 1973; served, Pennsylvania National Guard (1969-1975); attorney; solicitor, Recorder of Deeds office, Westmoreland County (1976-1978); member, Democratic Committee (1974-1978); state executive board, Common Cause (1974-1977); state board of directors, Pennsylvania Citizens Consumer Council (1975-1977); vice president, Alliance for Consumer Protection (1976); member, Public Utilities Commission Advisory Council (1977); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in a Special Election on November 8, 1977; Sworn-In, November 28, 1977 to serve the remaining 1977 term; reelected to serve 9 more consecutive terms; appointed, Special House Committee on the Homeless (1984); appointed, chair, Select Committee to Investigate the Commonwealth's Response to Medicaid Fraud (1986); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Tragedy of Teenage Suicide (1986); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1996); elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1997-2004); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (1997-2004); appointed, Joint Select Committee to Examine Election Issues (2001); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the Senate (2004); founder and board chair, Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County (2000-present); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor (2002); Pennsylvania Democratic State Chairman (2002-2003); director, Southwest Regional Office, Governor Ed Rendell Administration (2004-2009); executive director, Power of 32 Regional Visioning Project.

Archival Collections

Allen G. Kukovich Papers, 1977-2004, AIS.2004.21, Archives Services Center, University of Pittsburgh

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