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Bonnie VanKirk was appointed Monday night to fill a vacant Mt. Lebanon commissioner’s seat.
The commission voted 3-0 to appoint Ms. VanKirk to the seat, representing Ward 1, vacated by D. Raja. He resigned to devote his efforts to campaigning for Allegheny County chief executive.
WASHINGTON — Erie’s Kathy Dahlkemper has been weighing a run for her old seat in Congress and said she will decide by early summer whether she will enter the race.
Chatham University’s Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics (PCWP) will host the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership™ Pennsylvania program, a week-long intensive institute for female students from colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania. The program cultivates the next generation of young women leaders by addressing the under-representation of women in the political arena in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
One has served in Harrisburg since 1997, the other is barely finished with her first month. But two PA Senators have caught the eye of Governing, the DC-based magazine that covers state and local politics across the country.
Pennsylvania Rep. Allyson Schwartz is taking on an expanded leadership role at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Schwartz, a four-term suburban Philadelphia congresswoman who is already heading up recruitment for the committee, will oversee candidate services — a position left vacant after Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was tapped to chair the Democratic National Committee.
WILKES-BARRE – It’s been a bastion of male dominance for decades, but come November, the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas will see a major transformation as at least two, and possibly three, women are assured seats on the county bench, assuming unofficial vote totals from Tuesday’s primaries hold up.
Michelle Madoff likes to tell how, in 1969, at the first gathering of the Group Against Smog and Pollution in her Squirrel Hill living room, she went to the kitchen to get cold drinks for everyone and returned to find she’d been elected its first president.
Gov. Tom Corbett has named Ann Dugan, founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh, to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority.
The only items remaining in Judy Schwank’s refrigerator are pickles, mustard and a carton of long-expired eggs.
Still, stocking up on food after a whirlwind campaign that won her the state Senate 11th District seat in Tuesday’s special election had to wait.
Among the first tasks she tackled Wednesday was answering more than 400 congratulatory messages on Facebook.