SWEET, David W., a Representative from Washington County; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., October 8, 1948; graduated, Washington High School; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1970; M.A., University of Chicago, 1971; J.D., Dickinson School of Law, 1981; college professor; attorney; executive director, Mon-Valley Council of Governments (1974-1976); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1976; served 5 more consecutive terms; appointed, Pennsylvania Public Television Network Commission (1981-1986); appointed, Local Government Commission (1983-1988); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (1985-1988); not a candidate for reelection to the House (1988); special counsel, Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority; council, Commonwealth Finance Authority; council, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania; chair, Pennsylvania Commission on Corrections Planning (1993-1994); campaign manager, Edward Rendell, gubernatorial election (2002); executive director, transition team, Governor Edward Rendell; attorney, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC; senior advisor, Office of the Governor (April 20, 2015-June 15, 2016); appointed, commissioner, Pennsylvania Utilities Commission (June 15, 2016-present).
Sweet, David W. "Plans and Programs: The Correctional Cave of the Blind." Crime & Delinquency 19.3 (1973): 305-14.
Papers of Hon. David W. Sweet, 1977-1988, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.