Jim Ferlo

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Ferlo at an anti-war protest in 2006

James Ferlo (May 19, 1951 – May 15, 2022) was an American Democratic politician. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 38th Senatorial District from 2003 to 2015.[1] He did not run for reelection in 2014.[2] He was a member of the Pittsburgh City Council from 1988 until 2003. Ferlo came out as gay in 2014 and the Pennsylvania Senate's first openly gay legislator.[3][4] He was born in Rome, New York.

On May 15, 2022, it was announced that Ferlo had died at aged 70.[5]

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  1. James Ferlo Papers, 1963-2002, AIS 1998.02, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh
  2. State Sen. Jim Ferlo won't seek re-election
  3. "Sen. Ferlo makes it official:". Philly.com. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  4. "Pennsylvania lawmakers push to change hate crime law". WPVI-DT, September 23, 2014.
  5. Felton, Julia (May 15, 2022). "Former State Sen. Jim Ferlo dies at age 70". Pittsburgh TribLive. Retrieved May 16, 2022.