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Andy Dinniman
Pennsylvania State Senate District 19
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 9
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMay 16, 2006
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Chester County
Bachelor'sUniversity of Connecticut, 1966
Master'sUniversity of Maryland, 1969
OtherEdD, Pennsylvania State University, 1978
Office website
Andrew 'Andy' E. Dinniman is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing District 19. He was first elected to the chamber after he won a special election on May 16, 2006.

Before he became a State Senator, Dinniman was a County Commissioner for Chester County from 1992 to 1996.


Dinniman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut in 1966, his master's degree from the University of Maryland in 1969 and his Educational Doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in 1978. His professional experience includes working as a college professor.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Dinniman served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Minority Chair
Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Communications & Technology
Environmental Resources & Energy
State Government
Joint Conservation


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dinniman served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dinniman served on these committees:


Education negotiations

An October 13, 2010, Senate Education Committee meeting led the audience to believe that Education was going to be an explosive issue in Harrisburg in 2011.

The day-long hearing was on the potential expansion of school choice options in Pennsylvania. State Sen. Dinniman told representatives from the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) that reforms would be impossible without cooperation from the state’s largest teachers’ union.

"We can’t engage in a dialogue with you guys," said Dinniman. "Either we talk or we don’t talk. Because if we all pass in the night saying we care about kids, and we never come together to talk, then the kids of this commonwealth are going to suffer."

Dinniman told PSEA Treasurer Jerry Oleksiak committee members were very frustrated at being stonewalled by the union for several months. He said repeated attempts to set up a meeting with union leaders have been cancelled or ignored. The PSEA hired lobbyists who have have publicly "made nasty comments" about Dinniman and Senate Education Committee Chair Jeffrey Piccola (R-Dauphin), another supporter of school choice programs.

The PSEA opposes expanding school choice programs such as vouchers and charter schools because, the organization claims, they put traditional public schools at a disadvantage for funding.

"We know what works," said Oleksiak. "We need targeted, direct resources into what we know works. Long-term, bi-partisan commitment, put the ideology aside. We need to address public education as a key civil right for the students in our Commonwealth."

Dinniman stressed that the PSEA has been uncooperative in many efforts.[1]



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Dinniman ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 19. Dinniman ran unchallenged in the Democratic primary on April 24 and defeated Christopher Amentas in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [2][3]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAndy Dinniman Incumbent 57.4% 83,589
     Republican Christopher Amentas 42.6% 61,914
Total Votes 145,503


See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Dinniman was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 19.[4]

Dinniman raised $728,632 for this campaign.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senate District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png DINNIMAN, ANDREW E. (D) 84,846

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Dinniman raised $728,632 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Pennsylvania Democratic Party $168,733
Friends of Bob Mellow $23,000
Hankin Group $18,908
Thomas Wolf $15,000
Laborers District Council $15,000
Hilltown Crossing $15,000
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $12,500
Pennsylvania State Education Association $9,800
Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties $9,000
Metropolitan Regional Council of Carpenters and Joiners $9,000


Dinniman is married to his wife, Margo. They live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

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