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LeAnna M. Washington

Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 4th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
June 14, 2005[1]
Preceded by Allyson Schwartz
Constituency Part of Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 200th district
In office
November 22, 1993[2] – June 14, 2005[3]
Preceded by Gordon J. Linton
Succeeded by Cherelle Parker
Constituency Part of Philadelphia County

Born July 28, 1945 (1945-07-28) (age 64)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) divorced
Children 3 children
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Lincoln University
Religion Baptist

LeAnna M. Washington is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who was first elected to represent the 4th District in a special election in May 2005.

Career

Her Senate biography states that she is "a high school dropout, teen parent, and victim of domestic violence early in her marriage" and that her "tenacity, perseverance and faith in God allowed her to transform victimhood to victory."[4] In 1989 she earned a Master of Health Science degree from Lincoln University.[5] Prior to elective office, she worked as District Office Manager for former Pennsylvania Senator Joseph Rocks and as manager of the Philadelphia Parking Authority Employee Assistance Program.[5][4]

She was first elected to represent the 200th legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a special election on November 2, 1993 following the resignation of Gordon J. Linton.[6] [7]

She was elected to represent the 4th senatorial district in the Pennsylvania Senate in a special election held on May 17, 2005.[8]

References

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 35". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania Senate. 2005-06-14. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/SJ/2005/0/Sj20050614.pdf.  
  2. ^ "SESSION OF 1993 - 177TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - NO. 58". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2005-06-14. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/HJ/1993/0/19931122.pdf.  
  3. ^ "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 37". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2005-06-14. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/HJ/2005/0/20050614.pdf.  
  4. ^ a b "LeANNA M. WASHINGTON". Official Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus. http://www.senatorwashington.com/washington_bio.pdf. "She was a high school dropout, teen parent, and victim of domestic violence early in her marriage. Her tenacity, perseverance and faith in God allowed her to transform victimhood to victory."  
  5. ^ a b "Biography". Official Pennsylvania Democratic Caucus Biography. Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. Archived from the original on 2003-07-01. http://web.archive.org/web/20030701222501/http://www.pahouse.com/washington/.  
  6. ^ Cox, Harold (2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1993-1994" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. http://staffweb.wilkes.edu/harold.cox/legis/177H.pdf.  
  7. ^ "LeAnna M. Washington (Democrat)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-03-20. http://web.archive.org/web/20000420112931/http://www.house.state.pa.us/members/districts/200/200.htm.  
  8. ^ "2005 Special Election for the 4th Senatorial District". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/ElectionsInformation.aspx?FunctionID=13&ElectionID=15&OfficeID=12.  

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