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Pennsylvania State Senate

LeAnna M. Washington



Session Office Position District Party
2005 4 Democrat
2006 4 Democrat
2007 4 Democrat
2008 4 Democrat
2009 4 Democrat
2010 4 Democrat
2011 4 Democrat
2012 4 Democrat
2013 4 Democrat
2014 4 Democrat
 Counties   Montgomery, Philadelphia


07/08/1945 -

LeAnna M. Washington (D4) includes Montgomery (part) and Philadelphia Counties (part)

Early Life: 

LeAnna M. Washington (D4), born July 8, 1945, city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; daughter of LeAnna Brown; West Philadelphia High School; Lincoln University (M.A.), 1989, human services; Flemming Fellows Leadership Institute, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002; honorary doctorate; Lutheran Theological Seminary, honorary doctorate; 2009; Arcadia University, 2010, honorary doctorate. Divorced, three children.

Early Career:

Philadelphia Parking Authority Employee Assistance Program, manager.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Board member: Pennsylvania Children Trust Fund; member: Government Health Care Advisory Panel, Children Health Advisory Council, Intra-Government Council on Long-Term Care, Philadelphia Chapter NAACP Executive Board, National Museum of African American History Task Force, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Teenshop Inc., NW Action Political Alliance, Agape Outreach Ministries, Lincoln University Alumni Association, Gaudenzia East Regional Advisory Board  


Ruby Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Quaker City Alumni Chapter Society Action Award in Political Awareness & Involvement, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Alpha Eta Sigma Philadelphia Alumni Chapter Golden Rose Award, Civic Leader Award for Women Against Abuse, Office of Lt. Governor Drum Major Society for Justice-2005, Women Legislative Lobby Pacesetter Award-2005

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Special Election, 1993; reelected, six consecutive terms; resigned, June 14, 2005; vice-chairman Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 4th district, Montgomery (part) and Philadelphia Counties, special election, May 17, 2005, resigned October 31, 2014;  Minority Chairwoman: Aging & Youth Committee; member, Appropriations, Urban Affairs and Housing and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:



Bogden, S. (Ed.). (2013). The Pennsylvania manual, Volume 121. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-24 and 3-41.