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  • Edwin A. "Eddie Day" Pashinski is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 121st District who was elected in 2006. His district includes Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre Township, Ashley, Plains Township and two wards in Hanover Township, all in Luzerne County. Pashinski earned a bachelors degree in Music Education at Wilkes University and a Master's Equivalency at Penn State University. During college, he was involved in a band called The Starfires, income from which helped pay his tuition. After college, Pashinski began teaching at the Greater Nanticoke Area School District. He served for 35 years as a teacher, choral director and teachers' union leader. He is of Polish descent. After retiring, Pashinski ran for the seat of Rep. Kevin Blaum, who was not seeking re-election. Pashinski prevailed over a field of three candidates in the 2006 Democratic primary election with 34.1%., overcoming a strong fundraising led by optometrist Brian O'Donnell. In the 2006 general election, he defeated Republican Christine Katsock with 64.9% of the vote.

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