|Name||Andrew E. Dinniman|
|Address||471 Spruce Drive West Whiteland Township|
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341, United States
|| October 10, 1944
|Last Modifed||Christie-Toomey '16|
Apr 07, 2008 07:54am
|Info||Andrew E. Dinniman is a resident of West Whiteland Township and is currently a state senator. He has a B.A. from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. from the University of Maryland and an Ed. D. from Penn State University. Dr. Dinniman is a Professor at West Chester University. |
University of Connecticut, B.A., 1966; University of Maryland, M.A., 1969; and Penn State University, Ed.D., 1978
Member Downingtown Area School District, 1975-1979; chairman Chester County Democratic Committee, 1979-1985; member Democratic National Committee, 1984-1989; West Whiteland Municipal Authority, 1990-1991 (appointed); Pennsylvania State Transportation Advisory Committee, 1992-1995 (appointed); member of Chester County Historical Society, Green Valleys Association, French and Pickering Land Trust, Buck and Doe Land Trust, NAACP (West Chester Branch), Brandywine Valley Association, Chester County Historic Preservation Network, and Chester County Trade Council; numerous awards include NAACP Community Service Award, 1997; Military Order of the Purple Heart Citation for Outstanding Service to Veterans, 1998; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Excellence in Local Government Award, 1998; Grange Award for Public Service, 1999; Exton Regional Chamber of Commerce Regional Leadership Award, 1999; Chester County Water Resources Leadership Award, 2003; Melton Arts & Education Center Community Builder Award, 2004; Hutchinson UAME Church People That Make A Difference Award, 2004; Housing Partnership of Chester County Building Better Communities Award, 2004; Chester County CARES Hunger Awareness Award, 2006; Chester County Conservation District, 1992-2006; Chester County Commissioner, 1992-2006
Delegate to the 1984, 1988, 1992 and 1996 Democratic National Conventions.
Andy’s concern for the hungry in Chester County resulted in the creation of the Chester County Gleaning Program and his concern for the homeless led to the establishment of the Safe Harbor Shelter.
Dinniman was elected to the state senate in a special election in 2006 following the death of Sen. Bob Thompson. Dinniman was the first Democrat elected to the state senate from Chester County since the victory by Septimus Niven in the 1920s.