McCANDLESS TOWNSHIP, Pennsylvania — Mike Turzai, speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, will announce Thursday morning that he will not seek reelection for the suburban Pittsburgh seat he has held since a 2001 special election. Turzai rose to majority leader of the state House in 2011 and became speaker in 2015.
The fiscal conservative has represented the upper-class suburban Allegheny County 28th legislative district, including Marshall, McCandless, and Pine townships as well as Franklin Park and his home borough of Bradford Woods.
Turzai, 60, is a Notre Dame alumnus who practiced law in Pittsburgh before his first election. He and his wife Lidia, a pediatrician, are the parents of three sons: one at Notre Dame, one at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, and one a junior at North Allegheny High School.