Lee Taddonio

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Lee C. Taddonio
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 25th district
In office
1973–1982
Preceded by Gust L Stemmler
Succeeded by Joe Markosek
Personal details
Born (1940-10-21) October 21, 1940 (age 76)
Louisville,KY
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Barbara
Children Gwen, Greg
Residence Murrysville,PA
Alma mater Notre Dame
Occupation retired

Lee C. Taddonio (born October 21, 1940) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[1]

Early Career and Education[edit]

He is the son of Charles S. and LaVerne Taddonio and received a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh in 1963. He served as a Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps from 1963–65, was president of the Franklin Regional Jaycees in 1972 and served five terms in the Pennsylvania House.[2]

Legislative Issues[edit]

He is probably best known for his work to have Pennsylvania amend its constitution to place a limit on the spending the legislature may appropriate each year. A formula would have adjusted the limit each year. Despite working on the issue for ten years which was strenuously opposed by the PSEA (state teacher's union), it came closest to passage in 1980 when the measure passed the House and a last minute change in the Senate votes led to the pass over of the bill, killing it for the session.[3][4]

Other notable work included advocacy for a Route 22 by-pass in Murrysville, actions to bring groups together ending in the establishment of the Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, and facilitating the opening of discussions between two opposing Murrysville rescue companies, Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 who eventually merged to form Medic One.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cox, Harold. "House Members T". Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. 
  2. ^ "The Pennsylvania Manual, Vol 105". Commonwealth of PA. 
  3. ^ Barbagello, Dennis (July 2, 1980). "Taddonio, Fumo Bills Swapped in Capitol". Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 
  4. ^ Barbagello, Dennis (July 3, 1980). "State Spending Cap Out". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.