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Pittsburgh, Pa. − February 7, 2020 − Senate Democratic Leader Jay Costa, Jr. wishes Senator Andy Dinniman the best in his retirement and thanks him for years of dedicated service to his constituents.

“It has been an honor to serve with Senator Dinniman since he was elected in 2006,” said Senator Costa. “He’s been a passionate leader in the realms of education, animal rights and pipeline safety. He is a tireless advocate for every issue his constituents care about and his thoughtful, critical voice will be missed in our caucus and on the Senate floor.”

Senator Dinniman was reelected in 2008, 2012, and 2016 to represent Pennsylvania’s 19th District in Chester County.

Prior to serving in the legislature, Senator Dinniman served for 15 years as a Chester County Commissioner, making him the longest-serving commissioner in county history. Before being elected county commissioner in 1991, Senator Dinniman served on the Downingtown Area School Board and the West Whiteland Municipal Authority.

A teacher, West Chester University professor and community leader, he has been honored by numerous education, business, environmental, veterans’ and service groups: Temple University’s College of Education, Pennsylvania Bio, the French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley and the ARC of Pennsylvania.