Mike Turzai was unanimously elected Speaker of the House on January 6, 2015 by his House Colleagues. Prior to that, he was twice elected by his peers to serve as Majority Leader for the House Republican Caucus, from 2011 to 2014. Winning a special election in 2001 for a seat in the 28th Legislative District, Mike is now in his eighth term, representing communities in the North Hills of Allegheny County.
Born in Sewickley and raised in Moon Township, Mike developed his tenacity and strong work ethic from his parents and family. After graduating from Our Lady of Sacred Heart High School in 1977, Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame before earning his Juris Doctor from Duke University in 1987.
Mike, his wife, Lidia, and their three sons, Andrew, Stephen and Matthew, live in Marshall Township, Allegheny County, and are involved in many community activities.