05/13/1954 -

CONTI, Joseph, a Representative from Bucks County; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 13, 1954; graduated, Central Bucks West High School, 1972; B.A., general arts and science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1976; Flemming Fellows Leadership Institute, The Center for Policy Alternatives, 1995; M.A., American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000; Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Harvard University, 2000; Summer Leadership Institute (2000) and The Pennsylvania Leadership Academy (2005-2006), The Fels Institute of Government, University of Pennsylvania; restaurant employee and owner, Conti Cross Keys Inn (1966-1996); owner, Pipersville Inn (1986-1999); supervisor, Doylestown  Township (1984-1993; chair, 1986-1989 and 1992-1993); chair, Bucks County Planning Commission (1990-1992); elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election, November 2, 1993 to serve the remaining 1993 term; Sworn-In, November 22, 1993 and reelected to 2 more terms; resigned from the House, November 24, 1997; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1997-2006); appointed, Local Government Commission (1999-2006); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2000); elected, chair, Senate Majority Policy Committee (2001-2006); appointed, Joint Select Committee to Examine Election Issues (2001); appointed, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (2005-2006); not a candidate for reelection to the Senate (2006); appointed, CEO, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (2006—Feb. 2, 2013); independent government affairs consultant; director of government relations, Hill Wallack; senior consultant, Triad Strategies; president, Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.


Archival Collections

Papers of Joseph Conti, 1993-1997, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.


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