Sessions Office Position District Party
1979 Representative 26 Democrat
1980 Representative 26 Democrat
1981 Representative 26 Democrat
1982 Representative 26 Democrat
1983 Representative 36 Democrat
1984 Representative 36 Democrat
1985 Representative 36 Democrat
1986 Representative 36 Democrat
1987 Representative 36 Democrat
1988 Representative 36 Democrat
Counties Allegheny


09/04/1949 -

DAWIDA, Michael Matthew, a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., September 4, 1949; graduated, Carrick High School; B.A., history, University of Pittsburgh, 1971; J.D., Hamline University Law School, 1976; attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 26th Legislative District in 1978 and 1980; reelected to the House to serve the 36th Legislative District in 1982; served 2 more consecutive terms; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1989-1996); elected, commissioner, Allegheny County (1996-1999); unsuccessful campaign, Allegheny County Executive (1999); unsuccessful campaign, controller, Pittsburgh (2007); professor of law and public policies, California University of Pennsylvania (now Pennsylvania Western University, California); executive director, Scenic Pittsburgh.

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