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Pennsylvania State Senate

Michael M. Dawida



Session Position District Party
1989 43 Democrat
1990 43 Democrat
1991 43 Democrat
1992 43 Democrat
1993 43 Democrat
1994 43 Democrat
1995 43 Democrat
1996 43 Democrat
 Counties   Allegheny


1949 -

Early Life:   
Michael M. Dawida (D) was born September 4, 1949, in Pittsburgh, son of Mathew and Edna Robert Dawida; graduated, Carrick High School, 1967; University of Pittsburgh (B.A.), 1971; Hamline Law School (J.D.), 1977; married Audrey Mielcuszny; 3 children.

Early Career:
Adolescent caseworker, 1969-77; attorney, 1977-78; member, Regional Advisory Council, Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, University of Pittsburgh; Italian Sons & Daughters Association; Polish Falcons; Greek Catholic Union; Knights of Equity; Carrick Eagles; Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department; Kosciuszko Foundation, Friends of Carrick Library; Carrick & Arlington Community Councils, Tri-State Conference on Steel; board member, Elder-Ado Senior Center, American Wind Symphony, Steel Valley Authority, Foundation for Abraxas, Generations Together, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, New Heritage, Incorporated; board of trustees, Alumni Association Board of Trustees, University of Pittsburgh.

Kosciuszko Foundation 1990 Citizen of the Year; PA Jewish Coalition Senator of the Year, 1990. 

Pennsylvania Politics:
Pa. House of Representatives, 1979-88; elected to Pa. Senate in 1988; Democratic Chairman, Finance Committee; left office 1996. 

Pa. House of Representatives Biography

Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 83; Volume 109, December 1989. Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-14; Volume 112, December 1995.