Harold and Edith Dinniman, both deceased
University of Connecticut, B.A., 1966
University of Maryland, M.A., 1969
Penn State University, Ed.D., 1978
Member Downingtown Area School District, 1975-1979; chairman Chester County Democratic Committee, 1979-1985; member Democratic National Committee, 1984-1989; West Whiteland Minicipal Authority, 1990-1991 (appointed); Pennsylvania State Transportation Advisory Committee, 1992-1995 (appointed); member of Chester County Historical Society, Green Valleys Association, French and Pickering Land Trust, Buck and Doe Land Trust, NAACP (West Chester Branch), Brandywine Valley Association, Chester County Historic Preservation Network, and Chester County Trade Council; numerous awards include NAACP Community Service Award, 1997; Military Order of the Purple Heart Citation for Outstanding Service to Veterans, 1998; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Excellence in Local Government Award, 1998; Grange Award for Public Service, 1999; Exton Regional Chamber of Commerce Regional Leadership Award, 1999; Chester County Water Resources Leadership Award, 2003; Melton Arts & Education Center Community Builder Award, 2004; Hutchinson UAME Church People That Make A Difference Award, 2004; Housing Partnership of Chester County Building Better Communities Award, 2004; Chester County CARES Hunger Awareness Award, 2006; Chester County Conservation District, 1992-2006; Chester County Commissioner, 1992-2006; Member of the Senate, June 19, 2006 to date.