David W. Sweet
David W. Sweet joined the Commission in 2015. He serves as Special Assistant to Governor Tom Wolf.
Prior to joining the Wolf Administration, David Sweet served as campaign manager for Ed Rendell’s successful run for Pennsylvania governor in 2002 and subsequently as executive director of Rendell’s transition team.
In public and project finance, David has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, and special counsel in financings totaling over $3 billion. These projects are located in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and in counties throughout the state, including Bedford, Montgomery, Dauphin, Washington, Huntington, Northumberland, Butler, Greene, and Berks, as well as in New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland.
David has also served as bond counsel or special counsel for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority (PEDFA), the Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) and the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania. His investment banking clients have included PNC, Citigroup, The Bank of New York Mellon, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
David was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (D., Washington County) from 1977 to 1988. He was chairman of the House Local Government Committee for the 1987-88 legislative session, and through his efforts, major legislation on local tax reform, distressed municipalities and Pennsylvania’s land use and zoning regulations was enacted. In 1993-94, David chaired Pennsylvania Governor Casey’s Commission on Corrections Planning and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s State Government Committee.