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Pennsylvania State Senate

D Michael Fisher



Session Position District Party
1981 37 Republican
1982 37 Republican
1983 37 Republican
1984 37 Republican
1985 37 Republican
1986 37 Republican
1987 37 Republican
1988 37 Republican
1989 37 Republican
1990 37 Republican
1991 37 Republican
1992 37 Republican
1993 37 Republican
1994 37 Republican
1995 37 Republican
1996 37 Republican
 Counties   Allegheny, Washington


1944 -

Dennis Michael Fisher (born November 7, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), known commonly as Mike Fisher. Following his graduation from Georgetown University in 1966 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1969 began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County. Served for 22 years in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, serving 6 years in the State House and 16 years as a member of the State Senate. He was a member of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, the Chair of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee and the Majority Whip. He ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 1986, serving as the running mate of Bill Scranton. Elected Attorney General of Pennsylvania in 1996 and re-elected in 2000.  Ran unsuccessfully for governor of Pennsylvania in the 2002 election. Appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003, and received commission on December 11, 2003. Fisher officially resigned as Attorney General and assumed his judicial office four days later. Fisher and his wife, Carol, an education consultant, have two children. Michelle is an attorney, and Brett works in the Merchant Services Business.