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Melissa Hart's Biography
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Melissa A. Hart
JD, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1987
BA, Business/German, Washington and Jefferson College, 1984
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 4, 2008
Representative, United States House of Representatives, 2001-2007
Senator, Pennsylvania Senate, 1990-2000
Land Use and Sprawl Task Force
McGee Women's Hospital Leadership Caucus
Pennsylvania Firefighters Legislative Caucus
Republican Study Committee
McCandless Republican Committee, 1987
Counsel, Doepken, Keevican, and Weiss, PC, 1997-present
Attorney, Hergen Roeder and Heights, PC, 1987-1997
Religious, Civic, and other Memberships
Member, Allegheny County Bar Association
Board Member, Allegheny Valley Development Corporation
Member, American Legislative Exchange Council
Member, Arnold Italian-American Education Society
Board of Directors, Children's Cancer Foundation
Board of Trustees, Community College of Allegheny City
Board Member, Community College of Allegheny County
Italian Sons and Daughters of America
Municipal Police Officers' Education and Training
National Guard and Reserve Components Congressional Members Organization
Member, Pennsylvania Bar Association
Pennsylvania Leadership Council
Board of Directors, Pennsylvania Partnership for Economic Education
Trustee, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Member, Pittsburgh Film Office
Member, Saint Alexis Church
Member, Saint Alexis Church, Wexford, present
Southwestern Pennsylvania Veterans Council
Trustee, University of Pittsburgh
Executive Committee, University of Pittsburgh Alumni
Board, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh Dental School
Trustee, University of Pittsburgh's Board of Trustees
Vectors of Pittsburgh
Board of Directors/Member, Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program
Women's Bar Association of Western Pennsylvania
Member, Woman of the Year in Law and Government, 1994
People Leading Change, 1994
Member, Young Republicans of Allegheny County, 1986-1991
Member, Outstanding Young Women of America, 1989
Member, Jefferson College Republicans, 1983-1984
President, Washington and Jefferson College Republicans, 1983
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