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Pennsylvania State Senate

Michael A O'Pake



Session Year Position District Party
1973 11 Democrat
1975 11 Democrat
1977 11 Democrat
1979 11 Democrat
1981 11 Democrat
1983 11 Democrat
1985 11 Democrat
1987 11 Democrat
1989 11 Democrat
1991 11 Democrat
1993 11 Democrat
1995 11 Democrat
1997 11 Democrat
1999 11 Democrat
2001 11 Democrat
2003 11 Democrat
2005 11 Democrat
2007 11 Democrat
2009 11 Democrat
2011 11 Democrat
 Counties   Berks, Montgomery


1940 - 2011

Michael A. O’Pake (D), born 1940, in Reading, son of the late Michael E. and Anna M. O’Pake; Reading Cent. Cath. H.S., valedictorian, 1957; St. Joseph’s Univ. (A.B.), summa cum laude, 1961; Univ. of Penn. Law Sch. (J.D.), 1964; Albright Coll., hon. Doct. of Laws; Kutztown Univ., hon. Doct. of Pub. Svc.; mem.: PHEAA, PCCD, Agric. Land Preserv. Bd., Jt. State Govt. Comm., Capitol Preserv. Comm., Univ. of Pa. Sch. of Veterinary Medicine Bd. of Overseers, Hawk Mtn. Concl. Exec. Bd, Penn State-Berks Adv. Bd.; bd. of dir.: Dayspring Homes; bd. of trustees: Alvernia Coll., St. Joseph’s Univ.; awds.: Dept. of Ag. Investing in Our Future-2006-07, Alzheimer’s Assn. Legis. Advocacy-2005, Ben Franklin Medal for Disting. Achiev. on Behalf of Higher Educ.-2005, Berks Co. Pub. Librs. Elected Official of the Yr.-2004, YMCA of Reading & Berks Co. Champion of Youth-2004, Kutztown Univ. Leg. Fellow-2000, Alvernia Coll. Franciscan-1999, Papal Messenger of Truth & Hope-1998, St. Joseph’s Univ. Law Alumni Disting. Law Alumnus-1998, Gov’s Highway Safety-1996, Domestic Abuse Cncl. of Berks Co. Recognition-1994, NFIB Guardian of Small Bus.-1994; Olivet Champion of Youth-1993; Pa. House of Representatives, 1968-72; elected to Pa. Senate 1972, serving 9th consecutive term; Min. Caucus Sec., 1989-92, 1994; Maj. Caucus Chair, 1992-94; Min. Caucus Chair, 1995-2000; Min. Whip, 2000-pres.; Min. Chair: Agriculture and Rural Affairs Comm., 2001-pres.