|Pennsylvania State House District 28|
|2001 - Present|
|December 1, 2014|
|Years in position||14|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||University of Notre Dame, 1981|
|J.D.||Duke University, 1987|
Turzai earned his BA from the University of Notre Dame in 1981. He went on to receive his JD from Duke University in 1987.
After earning his law degree, Turzai began working as an attorney. He has worked for Houston Harbaugh since 1992. He is also currently Assistant District Attorney for Allegheny County.
Turzai is former Vice President of the Bradford Woods Borough Council. In 2000, he served as a Representative at the Republican State Committee. He was then elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a special election on June 26, 2001. He has served in the Pennsylvania House since. He currently serves as Minority Whip.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Turzai served on these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Turzai served on these committees:
Turzai believes leasing the stores could provide the state with $2 billion in up-front revenue in 2011. He says this could help close an expected $4 billion to $5 billion budget deficit. Turzai has also projected 850 businesses would be created by the privatization of the state-run stores, not including those created through the expansion of the wine and liquor industry in Pennsylvania.
Turzai ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 28. Turzai ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. 
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 28, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Mike Turzai Incumbent||100%||30,236|
|Pennsylvania State House, District 28|
|Mike Turzai (R)||21,943||77.2%|
|Sharon Brown (D)||6,465||22.8%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 28|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Turzai raised $1,056,542 during the 2010 election cycle.
His top contributors are listed below.
|Scaife, Richard M||$55,350|
|University City Housing Co||$25,000|
|Fieler, Sean M||$25,000|
|Barensfeld, David E||$25,000|
|Pennsylvania State Education Association||$22,500|
Turzai and his wife, Lidia, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Mike + Turzai + Pennsylvania + House"
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- Mike Turzai's personal website
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. Mike Turzai
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002
- "Republican Caucus Chooses Smith, Turzai, Saylor as New House Leaders," Pennsylvania Independent, November 9, 2010
- "Privatization of State Liquor Stores Could Yield $2 Billion," PA Independent, November 11, 2010
- Pennsylvania Department of State, Official Primary Results
- Pennsylvania Department of State, "2012 Primary Candidate List In Ballot Order," March 26, 2012
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette "Turzai decides against for Congress" Accessed January 26, 2012
- 2010 general election results from the Pennsylvania Secretary of State's office
- Official 2008 state house election results from the Pennsylvania Department of State
- Follow the Money, 2010 campaign contributors to Mike Turzai
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