Meet Michele Knoll

Candidate for State Representative, PA District 44

Michele Will Fight For Us

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, Non-Profit Founder and Community Advocate in the 44th District for over 30 years. Michele will take her hands-on understanding of our community and decades of know-how to Harrisburg to fight for us.

Deep Family 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 Educator 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

PA AFL-CIO
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers logo
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers 400
United Food and Commercial Workers 1776

Painters and Allied Trade Union District Council 57
Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate 2020
Pennsylvania State Education Association
United Steelworkers
District 10

Allegheny-Fayette Labor Council logo
Allegheny/Fayette Central County Labor Council AFL-CIO
IBEW Local 29 logo
IBEW Local 29
Teamsters Local 249
Steel City Stonewall Democrats logo
Steel City Stonewall Democrats
AFSCME Council 13
Pittsburgh Plumbers 27
SEIU 32BJ
Fight for Reform: A State Level Project to End Citizen’s United

Sheet Metal Workers Local 12 logo
Sheet Metal Workers Local 12
Teamsters #40 logo
Teamsters Local 40
NURSES OF PENNSYLVANIA
United Mine Workers of America District 2
IBEW Local 5
PA ASSOCIATION OF STAFF NURSES AND ALLIED PROFESSIONALS
Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculties
Represent-PA logo
Represent PA
Human Rights Campaign