07/30/1948 -

Berks and Schuylkill Counties (2010-2014), Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties (2015-present)

KNOWLES, Jerome P., a Representative from Berks, Carbon and Schuylkill Counties; born in Coaldale, Schuylkill County, Pa., July 30, 1948; graduated, Marian Catholic High School, 1966; graduated, mechanical drafting, Thaddeus Stevens Trade School, 1969; realtor; police officer, Tamaqua Police Department (1972-1979); owner, Knowles Market (1979-1989); elected, council, Tamaqua Borough (1982-1990); elected, mayor, Tamaqua (1990-1996); elected, commissioner, Schuylkill County (1996-2002); legislative assistant, State Representative David Argall (2002-2009); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a Special Election held May 19, 2009; Sworn-In, June 8, 2009 to serve the remaining 2009 term; reelected to the House for 6 more consecutive terms; member, Local Government Commission (2021-2022); not a candidate for reelection to the House (2022).

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