09/18/1946 -

KITCHEN, Shirley M., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 18, 1946 in Augusta, Richmond County, Ga.; B.A., human services, Antioch University, 1979; certificates in child care, behavior modification and economic development, Temple University; social worker, Philadelphia County; director of constituent services, Philadelphia city councilman President John F. Street (1986-1987); leader, 20th Ward Democratic Executive Committee; member, Democratic State Committee (2001-2006); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election, November 3, 1987; Sworn-In, November 17, 1987 to serve the remaining 1987 term; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House for the 1989 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1997-2016); appointed, board, Public School Employees Retirement System (2009-2010).

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