Sessions Office Position District Party
2012 Representative 169 Democrat
2013 Representative 169 Democrat
2014 Representative 169 Democrat
2015 Representative 174 Democrat
2016 Representative 174 Democrat
2017 Representative 174 Democrat
2018 Representative 174 Democrat
2019 Representative 174 Democrat
2020 Representative 174 Democrat
2021 Representative 169 Democrat
2022 Representative 169 Democrat
2023 Representative 174 Democrat
Counties Philadelphia


08/23/1963 -

NEILSON, Edward James, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, August 23, 1963; graduated, Abraham Lincoln High School, 1981; attended, Comey Institute, St. Josephs University, 2004; electrician; member and political director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98; Deputy Secretary of Labor, Philadelphia; Director of Government Affairs and Business Development, Chartwell Law Offices; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' 169th District in a Special Election on April 24, 2012; Sworn-In, May 8, 2012 to serve the remaining 2011 term; reelected to the House to serve the 2013 term; resigned from the House, August 14, 2014; elected, city council, Philadelphia (2014-2015); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives' 174th District in a Special Election on August 11, 2015 to serve the remaining 2015 term; Sworn-In, August 25, 2015; reelected to the House to serve 4 more consecutive terms.

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