Michele Knoll headshot photo

Meet Michele Knoll

Pensylvania State Representative

Democratic Candidate

Michele will fight for you

As a lifelong resident of Allegheny County, Michele has dedicated her career to creating opportunity for our community. She has served as an Educator, School Board Director, and Community Advocate in the 44th District for nearly 40 years. Michele will take her hands-on understanding of our community and decades of know-how to Harrisburg to fight for us.

Deep Roots in the 44th

Michele will carry on her family’s long legacy of service and hard work for the region–her ancestors fought for Pennsylvania’s freedom in the Revolutionary War and Civil War, her Great Great Grandfather worked in the steel mills in McKeesport, her father served in World War II, and her mother was a lifelong educator.

Michele and her husband Doug are proud to have raised their family in the 44th. All three of their daughters graduated from public schools in the District, and now work as advocates for education and the environment. Michele and Doug are also blessed to have four grandchildren.

Committed Leader and Small Business Owner

Michele is committed to serving our community and ensuring a bright future for all. As an Early Intervention Educator for children with disabilities, she has visited families in their homes on a weekly basis for 15 years and understands firsthand the challenges that our community members face.  She has served as an educator for over 30 years in Allegheny County, and created a small business to support even more children as a Developmental Therapist. In 2018, she founded a non-profit called Profit Through Pages to increase access to books and literacy for all children in our community.

Tireless Advocate

In addition to teaching and raising her family, Michele has dedicated herself to volunteering. She currently serves on the Board of  “Just Harvest,” an organization that educates, empowers and mobilizes people to eliminate hunger, poverty, and economic injustice; and is also a mentor to new mothers in the district through Nurture PA. She previously served on the Board of the North Boroughs YMCA and the Avonworth School Board.

Endorsements

Allegheney County Democratic Committee logo
Allegheny County Democratic Committee
Allegheny County Young Democrats logo
Young Democrats of Allegheny County
Allegheny-Fayette Labor Council logo
Allegheny/Fayette Central County Labor Council AFL-CIO
Steel City Stonewall Democrats logo
Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers logo
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers 400
Sheet Metal Workers Local 12 logo
Sheet Metal Workers Local 12
Teamsters #40 logo
Teamsters Local 40
United Mine Workers of America

IBEW Local 29 logo
IBEW Local 29
Painters and Allied Trade Union
Represent-PA logo
Represent PA