Eddie Day Pashinski

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Eddie Day Pashinski
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Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 121st district
Assumed office
January 2, 2007[1]
Preceded byKevin Blaum
Personal details
Born (1945-07-02) July 2, 1945 (age 73)[2]
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Millie Ritza (1968–2014; her death)
ResidenceWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Alma materWilkes University

Edwin A. "Eddie Day" Pashinski (born July 2, 1945) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 121st District who was elected in 2006. His district includes Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Township, Ashley, Plains Township and two wards in Hanover Township, all in Luzerne County.

Pashinski earned a bachelor's degree in Music Education at Wilkes University and a Master's Equivalency at Penn State University. During college, he was involved in a band called The Starfires, income from which helped pay his tuition.[citation needed] After college, Pashinski began teaching at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District. He served for 35 years as a teacher, choral director and teachers' union leader. He is of Polish descent.[3]

After retiring, Pashinski ran for the seat of Rep. Kevin Blaum, who was not seeking re-election. Pashinski prevailed over a field of three candidates in the 2006 Democratic primary election with 34.1%.,[4] overcoming a strong fundraising led by optometrist Brian O'Donnell.[5]

In the 2006 general election, he defeated Republican Christine Katsock with 64.9% of the vote.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1" (PDF). LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-326860656.html
  4. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  5. ^ Jon, Fox (2007-05-06). "Baker Leads Battle of Bucks". Times Leader. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  6. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2009-01-09.

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