Leonard J. Bodack (D), born in 1932, in Pittsburgh, son of the late Joseph and Mary Spehar; attended Pittsburgh Academy, Point Park College; married Shirley M. Wagner, 6 children.
Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, 1950-54; past vice-commander, Slovenian Veterans; past vice-commandant, Marine Corps League, Allegheny County detachment; chair, Allegheny County Democratic Committee; member, American Families United, Croatian Fraternal Union, American Slovenian Catholic Church (K.S.K.J.), Polish National Alliance, Arsenal Board of Trade, American Legion, Post 715, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 278, Slovenian Home Pittsburgh, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 46, Lions Club, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Etna Elks Lodge #932, Corinthian’s Lodge #573, Free and Accepted Masons, State Public Schools Building Authority, Port of Pittsburgh Committee, General State Authority, Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority.
Elected to Pa. Senate 1978; elected Democratic Caucus Chair, 1989-92; Democratic Whip, 1993-2000; minority chair, Intergovernmental Affairs Committee; member, Appropriations, Rules & Executive Nominations, Democratic Policy, Ethics, Legislative Data Processing. Management Operations Commission; left office November 30, 2002.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-12; Volume 114, December, 1999.