08/02/1959 -

TURZAI, Michael C., a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pa., August 2, 1959; B.A., English, University of Notre Dame, 1981; J.D., Duke University, 1987; Assistant District Attorney, Allegheny County (1988-1992); attorney, Houston Harbaugh P.C. (1992-2004); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (1998); elected, council, Bradford Woods (1998-2001; vice-president, 2000-2001); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election on June 26, 2001; Sworn-In, July 12, 2001 to serve the remaining 2001 term; reelected to the House for 9 more consecutive terms; elected, Minority Whip (2009-2010); elected, Majority Leader (2011-2014); elected, Speaker (2015-2020); elected, Pennsylvania State Committee (2002); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004); appointed, Select Committee Investigating the Integration of Human Rights Standards in Pennsylvania Laws and Policies (2002, 2004); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2013-2020); appointed, board member, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) (2018-2020); resigned from the House, June 15, 2020; general counsel, Essential Utilities, Inc. (2020-present).



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Papers of Mike Turzai, 2001-2020, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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