04/02/1961 -

Westmoreland County (1995-2002), Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties (2003-2014), Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties (2015-2020)
PETRARCA, Joseph A.,
a Representative from Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland Counties; born in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pa., April 2, 1961; graduated, Kiski Area High School, 1980; attended, Salem College, 1980-1981; B.A., political science, St. Vincent College, 1984; J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1987; law clerk, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (1985); summer associate, Rose Schmidt Chapman Duff and Halsey, Pittsburgh (1986); attorney and advisor, Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor (1988-1990); deputy attorney general, Office of Attorney General, Pittsburgh (1990-1994); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1994; reelected to the House for 12 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee on Rules Review (1999); appointed, Select Committee on Alternatives for the Operation of the Philadelphia International Airport (2000); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2020).

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