Allen G. Kukovich (D39) Westmoreland (Part) County 1996-2004
Allen G. Kukovich, born September 5, 1947, Manor, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania; son of Albert and Catherine Heasley Kukovich; Penn Township High School, 1965; Kent State University (B.A.), political science, 1969; Pennsylvania National Guard, 1969-1975; Duquesne School of Law (J.D.), 1973; attorney; solicitor, Recorder of Deeds office, Westmoreland County, 1976-1978; member, Democratic Committee, 1974-1978; state executive board, Common Cause, 1974-1977; state board of directors, Pennsylvania Citizens Consumer Council, 1975-1977; vice president, Alliance for Consumer Protection, 1976; member, Public Utilities Commission Advisory Council, 1977; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Special Election, 1977; Sworn-In, November 28, 1977, serve the remaining 1977 term, not a candidate for reelection, 1996; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1997-2004; founder, board chair, Smart Growth Partnership of Westmoreland County, 2000-present; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, 2002; Pennsylvania Democratic State Chairman, 2002-2003; director, Southwest Regional Office, Governor Ed Rendell Administration, 2004-2009; executive director, Power of 32 Regional Visioning Project; married Nancy; daughter.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Westmoreland County, Special Election, vacancy, death, John Laudadio, November 8, 1977; Sworn-In, November 28, 1977, serve the remaining 1977 term; 1977-1996; appointed, Special House Committee on the Homeless, 1984; appointed, chair, Select Committee to Investigate the Commonwealth's Response to Medicaid Fraud, 1986; appointed, Select Committee to Investigate the Tragedy of Teenage Suicide, 1986; not a candidate for reelection, 1996
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 39th district, Westmoreland (Part) County, 1996; defeated incumbent Democratic state Senator Eugene Porterfield; appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee, 1997-2004; appointed, Joint Select Committee to Examine Election Issues, 2001; committee assignments, Aging and Youth, (Minority Chair), Community and Economic Development, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Judiciary, Law and Justice; unsuccessful campaign for reelection, Republican Bob Regola, left office November 30, 2004.
Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor, 2002.
Pennsylvania Democratic State Chairman, 2002-2003.
Director, Southwest Regional Office, Governor Ed Rendell Administration, 2004-2009.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
The Pennsylvania Manual, (2003-2004). Cunningham Jr., D. T. (Editor). (Volume 116). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 3-35, 3-39. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-23.