Rep. Abigail Salisbury's Biography
Abigail Salisbury was elected to the House in 2023 to represent the 34th Legislative District in Allegheny County.
Salisbury was born in Conneaut, Ohio, and her family later moved to a suburb of Erie, PA. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2004 and earned a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2007. She also graduated from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh in 2013.
Earlier in her career, Salisbury worked on human rights and microfinance issues in Kosovo, Senegal, and Ethiopia. Salisbury went on to serve as the executive director of JURIST.org and to teach First Amendment law at the University of Pittsburgh, later establishing her own reduced-cost law practice for nonprofits and small businesses in Swissvale. She served on Swissvale Borough Council for five years, spending two years as council president.
Key issues for Salisbury include updating infrastructure, standing up for human rights for all citizens, fostering small business development, supporting public schools, and preserving the environment.
Salisbury resides with her husband in Swissvale.