Michael J. Finnerty
District 4


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Michael J. Finnerty

Standing Committees:
Chair: Budget & Finance
Member: Economic Development & Housing, Public Works, Public Safety, Parks, Government Reform, Education

In November 2005, Michael J. Finnerty was elected to serve the constituents of District 4.

A graduate of Duquesne University, Council Member Finnerty is a retired educator, having taught in the Chartiers Valley School District for 30 years. Michael was President of the Chartiers Valley Federation of Teachers for two years. He also coached in Chartiers Valley school district for 23 years, including: Head Coach Girls’ Basketball for eight years; Middle School Boys’ Basketball for eight years; Middle School Football for 13 years; and, Middle School Track for 10 years.

Michael was also deeply involved in his community, including: the Scott Township Civil Service Board; Sons of the American Legion; Chairman, Scott Township Democratic Committee; Scott Township Conservancy; Friends of Scott Township Library; AOH Division #32; AARP-1455; Allegheny County Retiree Council; the Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh and Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania; PA State Council of Senior Citizens; the Allegheny County Labor Council; Montour Run Watershed Association and the Montour Trail Council.

A 29-year resident of his district, Michael lives in Scott Township with his wife of 32 years, Sherry. There they have raised their three children: Kelli, Michael and Lynne. They also have one granddaughter, Alyson.

District 4 Communities:
Avalon Borough
Carnegie Borough
Collier Township
Crafton Borough
Heidelberg Borough
Kennedy Township
McDonald Borough
McKees Rocks Borough
Neville Township
Oakdale Borough
Pennsbury Village
Robinson Township
Scott Township
South Fayette Township
Stowe Township
Thornburg Borough