Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski's Biography

Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski (D-121, Luzerne) has established himself as a passionate and consensus-building voice in the General Assembly fighting for affordable health care for working Pennsylvanians, quality education for all students and commonsense tax reform.

In 2006, he was first elected to represent the 121st Legislative District which consists of Wilkes-Barre City, Fairview Township, Wilkes-Barre Township, Ashley Borough, Hanover Township and Laurel Run Boro.

Pashinski is a graduate of Wilkes University with a bachelor's of science degree in Music Education and has a master's equivalency. He uses his 38 years of experience as a former music teacher and choral director at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District to push back against irresponsible and drastic state education funding cuts that adversely affect local property taxpayers and threaten the quality of a public education.

A tireless fighter for health care reform, Pashinski led a task force of regional experts that developed recommendations to improve the health care system and is a board member of the Pennsylvania Health Information Exchange. He has introduced numerous bills to increase access to medical care, reduce costs to consumers and improve outcomes.

Following the devastating floods of 2011, Pashinski spearheaded a legislative package to help homeowners and small businesses recover and protect local jobs. He has been named "Legislator of the Year" by several organizations representing the best interests of Luzerne County residents and the people of Pennsylvania.

Prior to joining the General Assembly, Pashinski held several union positions with the Greater Nanticoke School District's association, advancing to chief spokesperson, vice president and president of the GNA Education Association.

A staunch supporter of community involvement, he has held leadership roles with the Luzerne County Coordinating Council, Luzerne County Legislative Committee, United Way of Wyoming Valley and State PACE Committee.

A popular local musician, entertainment manager and promoter, Pashinski is recently widowed, he has four children and seven grandchildren.