Jessica Benham
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Jessica Benham

Democrat

American politician and disability rights activist

Southside Slopes, Pennsylvania

Addresses

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Capitol
109B East Wing Post Office Box 202036
Harrisburg, PA. 17120
General
1810 Brownsville Road
Carrick, PA. 15210
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Jessica Benham

American politician and disability rights activist
Summary
Experience
30
Years of Age
9
Months of Experience
PAResidence (state)

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.

Experience

Education

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Bethel University
BA Politcal Science/Communication Studies
Minnesota State University
MA Communications
University of Pittsburgh
MA Bioethics

Past Positions

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Representative
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
2021 - Current
Co-Founder
Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy

Other Experience

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Member
Zone 3 Public Safety Council
2016 - Current
Co-Captain
East Slopes Block Watch
Volunteer
South Side Park's Goat Fest