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James R. Brewster

Senate District 45  
Democrat (Term Expires: 2024) serving Allegheny (part) County.

Committee Assignments

Game & Fisheries , Minority Chair
Law & Justice , Minority Chair
Banking & Insurance
Local Government

Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

View my 2023-2024 session co-sponsorship memoranda

Sponsored Legislation

View my 2023-2024 session sponsored legislation



State Senator


James and Doris Brewster

Personal History

Married to the former Linda Leah. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren.


California University of Pennsylvania, B.S., Education


Prior to his election to the Senate, Jim was Vice President of Operations with Mellon Bank. Jim became a McKeesport City Councilman in 1995, and served as council president for seven years prior to being elected mayor in 2004. Member of Senate November 17, 2010 to date. Jim has served as a director or board member for the Allegheny League of Municipalities; Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities; McKeesport Optimist Club; Municipal Risk Management; Allegheny County Air Quality Control; McKeesport Development Corporation; McKeesport Recreation Board; Penn State Greater Allegheny. He served on the Board of Directors at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc., and continues as Secretary of the Board of Port Authority of Allegheny County, Vice President of the Board of Monroeville Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Chairman of the McKeesport Housing Authority.