01/24/1957 -

Bradford and Tioga Counties (1993-2014), Bradford, Potter and Tioga Counties (2015-2018)

BAKER, Matthew E., a Representative from Bradford, Potter and Tioga Counties; born in Buffalo, Erie County, NY, January 24, 1957; graduated, Cowanesque Valley High School, 1974; A.A.S., Corning Community College, 1979; B.S., Elmira College, 1988; attended, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania); honorary doctorate of public service, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (now Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania); paralegal; member, Wellsboro Republican Committee; district legislative aide, Republican Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (12 years); appointed, vice chair, Governor’s Commission on Employment of People with Disabilities; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1993 term; reelected to serve 12 more consecutive terms; appointed, Speaker pro tempore (2007-2018); appointed, board, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) (2003-2018); appointed, co-chair, Select Committee on Influenza Vaccine (2006); appointed, Select Committee on Information Security (2006); appointed, board of directors, Pennsylvania College of Technology (2007-2009); appointed, Capitol Preservation Committee (2009-2018); appointed, Health Care Leadership Council (2012-2014); resigned from the House, February 19, 2018; regional director, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs, United States Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (2018-present).



Archival Collections


Papers of Matthew E. Baker, 1993-2018, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.

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