Sessions Office Position District Party
2000 Representative 114 Democrat
2001 Representative 114 Democrat
2002 Representative 114 Democrat
2003 Representative 114 Democrat
2004 Representative 114 Democrat
2005 Representative 114 Democrat
2006 Representative 114 Democrat
2007 Representative 114 Democrat
2008 Representative 114 Democrat
2009 Representative 114 Democrat
2010 Representative 114 Democrat
Counties Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming


06/08/1972 -

Lackawanna County (1999-2002), Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties (2003-2010)

WANSACZ, James, a Representative from Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties; born June 8, 1972 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa.; graduated, Lakeland High School, 1990; B.S., business administration and economics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1994; former manager, Heart Lake Lodge, Jermyn, Pa.; unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1998); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election, June 20, 2000 to serve the remaining 1999 term; Sworn-In, July 19, 2000 and reelected to 5 more consecutive terms; appointed, Commission on Postsecondary Education for the 21st Century (1999-2000); appointed, Chesapeake Bay Commission (2009-2010); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2010); unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania State Senate (2010); elected, commissioner, Lackawanna County (chair, 2011-2016); consultant and government relations management, Pennsylvania American Water (2016-2017); executive director, Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency, Inc. (2017-2021); executive director, Agency for Community EmPOWERment of NEPA (2022-present).

Archival Collections

Papers of James Wansacz, 2000-2010, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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