11/25/1958 -

Beaver, Lawrence and Mercer Counties (1987-1992), Beaver, Butler and Lawrence Counties (1993-2006)

LaGROTTA, Frank, a Representative from Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence Counties; born, November 25, 1958 in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, Pa.; graduated, Riverside High School, 1976; B.A, University of Notre Dame, 1980; M.A., University of Notre Dame, 1981; journalist; sports writer, USA Today, Gannett News Service, Inc. (1981-1983); author, numerous articles for newspaper and magazine publications; office manager, State Representative Ralph Pratt; legislative director, Beaver County Legislative Delegation (1983-1986); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1986; reelected to 9 more consecutive terms; appointed, Select Committee to Investigate Alcohol Abuse in Pennsylvania Institutions of Higher Education (1987-1988); appointed, Select Committee to Study Autism in the Commonwealth (1988); appointed, Select Committee on Land Use and Growth Management (1990); appointed, Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (2005-2006); appointed, State Public School Building Authority (2005-2006); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2006); employed, Lawrence County Housing Authority (2006-2007); author, blog: Politics As (Not) Usual; professor, politics and government, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio.

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