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Michael Edward Cassidy

Michael Edward Cassidy, American legislative staff member. Recipient Eagle Scout award Boy Scouts American, 1973, Faculty award Altoona Campus Penn State University, 1975.


  • Cassidy, Michael Edward was born on September 15, 1955 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Francis Vincent and Lois Fay (Juhl) Cassidy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Science, Penn State University, 1989.


    • Director youthpower Altoona (Pennsylvania) Area Chamber of Commerce, 1976. State legislator Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Harrisburg, 1977-1978. Director Bureau Standard Weights and Measures Pennsylvania Department Agriculture, 1978-1979.

      Senior research analyst Democratic Research Unit Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1979-1983, executive director labor relations committee, 1983-1990, executive director Democratic caucus chair, 1990-1992, executive director office of majority whip, since 1992. Teaching assistant The Penn State University, University Park, 1988, instructor, 1990. Guest lecturer King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

      Instructor Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign School, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Avocation: history home restoration.


    • Contributor chapters to The Government and Politics of Pennsylvania.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Vice chairman Cove Area Solid Waste Council, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, 1975-1976. Councilman Newry Borought, Pennsylvania, 1975-1976. Staff Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, since 1979.

    Member state steering committee Bob Casey Gubernatorial Campaign, 1978. Member Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee, 1982-1986. Researcher Allen Ertel For Governor Campaign, 1982.

    9th Congressional District Delaware Coordinator (Mondale), 1984, (Simon), 1988. Guest commentator WRTA Radio Election Night Coverage, Altoona, 1985-1989. Member American Society for Public Administration, Northeastern Political Science Association, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, History Preservation Trust of Lancaster County (board directors since 1994), Maytown History Society (president since 1993).



    Avocation: history home restoration.


    • Married Jeanne LouiseHerr, October 21, 1988. 1 child, Patrick Herr.
    • father: Francis Vincent Cassidy
    • mother: Lois Fay (Juhl) Cassidy
    • spouse: Jeanne LouiseHerr
    • child: Patrick Herr Cassidy
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    Born September 15, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1989
      Penn State University
    • 1976
      Director, youthpower Altoona (Pennsylvania) Area C. of C.
    • 1977 - 1978
      state legislator Pennsylvania House of Representatives
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      director, Bureau Standard Weights and Measures Pennsylvania Department Agriculture