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David W Heckler



Session Position District Party
1993 10 Republican
1994 10 Republican
1995 10 Republican
1996 10 Republican
 Counties   Bucks


1947 -

Early Life:
David W. Heckler (R) was born March 7, 1947, in Abington, son of Jacob W. and Grace Jones Heckler; graduated, Central Bucks High School, 1965; Yale University (B.A.), 1969; University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B.), 1972; married Susan Kruger; 2 children: Betsy (deceased), Matthew.

Early Career:
Attorney; member, Bucks County Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association; former counsel, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association; member, Doylestown Lions Club; former counsel, Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee, 1983-86; former assistant district attorney, Bucks County, 1972-79; instructor, Bucks County Community College, 1973-82; member, Bucks County Constables, Bucks County Fire School, Pennsylvania State Fire Academy.

Manual for Pennsylvania Prosecutors, 1981.

Pennsylvania Politics:
Pa. House of Representatives, 1986; elected to Pa. Senate in July 1993; chair, Aging & Youth Committee; member, Judiciary Committee, Labor & Industry Committee., Local Government Committee, Public Health & Welfare Committee, Policy Committee; member board, Children’s Trust Fund; left office August 31, 1997.

Continued Government Service:
District Attorney, Bucks County, 2010-2016.

Pa. House of Representatives Biography

Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-16; Volume 112, December 1995.