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JOSEPH PRESTON, JR.


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
1983 Representative 24 Democrat
1984 Representative 24 Democrat
1985 Representative 24 Democrat
1986 Representative 24 Democrat
1987 Representative 24 Democrat
1988 Representative 24 Democrat
1989 Representative 24 Democrat
1990 Representative 24 Democrat
1991 Representative 24 Democrat
1992 Representative 24 Democrat
1993 Representative 24 Democrat
1994 Representative 24 Democrat
1995 Representative 24 Democrat
1996 Representative 24 Democrat
1997 Representative 24 Democrat
1998 Representative 24 Democrat
1999 Representative 24 Democrat
2000 Representative 24 Democrat
2001 Representative 24 Democrat
2002 Representative 24 Democrat
2003 Representative 24 Democrat
2004 Representative 24 Democrat
2005 Representative 24 Democrat
2006 Representative 24 Democrat
2007 Representative 24 Democrat
2008 Representative 24 Democrat
2009 Representative 24 Democrat
2010 Representative 24 Democrat
2011 Representative 24 Democrat
2012 Representative 24 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny

Biography

05/28/1947 -

PRESTON, Joseph, Jr.,  a Representative from Allegheny County; born in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, Pa., May 28, 1947; graduated, George Westinghouse High School, 1965; attended, Wilberforce University; B.A., political science, psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1979; issues chairman, regional director, Young Democrats of Allegheny County, Pa.; Democratic Committeeman, Allegheny County; organization analyst, Allegheny County; personnel administrator, city of Pittsburgh; commercial and industrial salesman; personnel analyst, Jones and Laughlin Steel; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1982; reelected to serve 14 more consecutive terms; appointed, Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Food and Cheese Distribution (1984); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Tragedy of Teenage Suicide (1986); appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Problem of Teenage Pregnancies and Parenting in Pennsylvania (1986); appointed, House Select Committee on Long Term Care (1986-1988); appointed, board, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) (1997-2000); appointed, Joint Select Committee to Examine Election Issues (2001); appointed, Select Committee Investigating the Integration of Human Rights Standards in Pennsylvania Laws and Policies (2002); appointed, Select Committee on Information Security (2006); elected, delegate, Democratic National Convention (2004, 2008); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (2012).
 
 
 
Archival Collections

Papers of Joseph Preston, Jr., 1983-2012, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.