Sessions Office Position District Party
1979 Representative 11 Democrat
1980 Representative 11 Democrat
1981 Representative 11 Democrat
1982 Representative 11 Democrat
1983 Representative 11 Democrat
1984 Representative 11 Democrat
1985 Representative 11 Democrat
1986 Representative 11 Democrat
1987 Representative 11 Democrat
1988 Representative 11 Democrat
1989 Representative 11 Democrat
1990 Representative 11 Democrat
1991 Representative Majority Caucus Secretary 11 Democrat
1992 Representative Majority Caucus Secretary 11 Democrat
1993 Representative Majority Caucus Secretary 11 Democrat
1994 Representative Majority Caucus Secretary 11 Democrat
Counties Butler


09/28/1950 - 08/11/2020

STEIGHNER, Joseph Alan, a Representative from Butler County; born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa., September 28, 1950; graduated, Butler Area Senior High School; attended, Butler County Community College; attended, Slippery Rock State College (now Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania); vice president, Pennsylvania Teenage Democrats (1966-1968); president and founder, Butler County Community College Young Democrats (1968-1970); president, Butler County Young Democrats (1968-1972); district administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue; elected, Democratic State Committee (1974-1978; executive board, 1976-1978); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1978; reelected and served 7 more consecutive terms; elected, Majority Caucus Secretary (1991-1994); appointed, chair, Select Committee to Study Business Activities of Nonprofits (1987-1988); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1994); owner, Joseph A. Steighner and Associates; died, August 11, 2020 in Butler Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. 

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