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Pennsylvania House of Representatives




Session Position District Party
1977 80 Democrat
1978 80 Democrat
 Counties   Blair


09/15/1955 -

CASSIDY, Michael E., a Representative from Blair County; born in Altoona, Blair County, Pa., September 15, 1955; graduated, Octorara Area High School, 1973; B.A., political science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1989; M.A., American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005; elected, council, Newberry Borough (1975-1976); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1976; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1978); director, Bureau of Standard Weights and Measures, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (1978-1979); legislative staff, Democratic Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1979-2012; research analyst, Democratic Research Office, 1979-1983; Executive Director, Labor Relations Committee, 1983-1990; Executive Director, Office of the Democratic Caucus Chairman, 1990-2010; Executive Director, Human Services Committee, 2011-2012); professor, The Pennsylvania State University (1988-2012); adjunct professor, Temple University’s Institute for Public Affairs.


Cassidy, Michael E.  “Looking Back at the Legislative Modernization Movement in Pennsylvania:  Remarks of Herbert Fineman, Former Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives; with Introduction and Commentary.”  COMMONWEALTH:  A Journal of Political Science (2003) vol. 12, pp. 87-110.

Cassidy, Michael E.  “Roundtable Discussion as Oral History: The Legislative Modernization Panel at the 2003 Pennsylvania Political Science Association Annual Meeting.” Pennsylvania Political Scientist.  Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association, June 2007.


Archival Collections

Papers of Hon. Michael Cassidy, 1972-2012, The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.