Register of Wills, City of Philadelphia
Ronald R. Donatucci was appointed to the Board of Trustees and to the Board of Temple University Health Services by Governor Ed Rendell in 2006. He also serves on the Board of City Trusts for Philadelphia and is the Chairman of the Board of Wills Eye Hospital Health System. He earned his Bachelor's in Political Science from Temple University in 1970 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 1974. During that time span he also worked as a state auditor, a clerk in the Solicitor's Office under Mayor Frank Rizzo, the chief enforcer of Philadelphia License and Inspections, and counsel to Philadelphia Parking Authority. Donatucci followed in his father's footsteps and became leader of the Democratic 26th Ward in 1974. In 1976, he was elected Pennsylvania State Representative of the 185th district. He held the seat until 1980, when his brother Robert was elected and held the seat until 2000. In 1979, Ronald Donatucci was elected Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan's Court for the city of Philadelphia, and he has remained in that office for eight consecutive terms. In the 2008 Presidential Election, Donatucci was a Democratic Party Super Delegate.