Member Biography

Allen G. Kukovich 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1997       39 Democrat
1998       39 Democrat
1999       39 Democrat
2000       39 Democrat
2001       39 Democrat
2002       39 Democrat
2003       39 Democrat
2004       39 Democrat

COUNTIES: Westmoreland  


09/05/1947 -

Allen G. Kukovich (D39) Westmoreland (Part) County 1996-2004

Early Life:

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.

Pennsylvania Politics:

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:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members K"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

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.

Allen G. Kukovich Papers, 1977-2004, AIS.2004.21, Archives Services Center, University of Pittsburgh.