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Jessica BenhamDEMDemocrat State Representative, District 36
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23
Months of Experience
PAResidence (state)

Dr. Jessica L. Benham (born December 13, 1990) is an American politician and disability rights activist serving as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 36th District. She is the first openly LGBTQ+ woman and first openly autistic person elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Benham is one of the only autistic state lawmakers in the United States. She cofounded the Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy in 2014.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Bethel University
BA Politcal Science/Communication Studies
Minnesota State University
MA Communications
University of Pittsburgh
MA Bioethics
Past Positions1 - 2 of 2
Representative
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Co-Founder
Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy
Other Experience1 - 3 of 3
Member
Zone 3 Public Safety Council
2016 - Current
Co-Captain
East Slopes Block Watch
Volunteer
South Side Park's Goat Fest