02/25/1955 -

GERLACH, James W., a Representative from Chester County; born in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, Pa., February 25, 1955; graduated, Lincoln High School, 1973; B.A., Dickinson College, 1977; J.D., Dickinson College, 1980; attorney, Lamb, Windle & McErlane, P.C.; aide, Republican Caucus, Pennsylvania State Senate; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1991 and 1993 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1995 term; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (1995-2002); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (1995-2000); alternate delegate, Republican National Convention (2000); elected, United States Congress (2003-2015); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2004, 2008, 2012); government affairs, Venable, LLP (2014-2015); president and chief executive officer, Business-Industrial Political Action Committee (2015-present).

Congressional Biography

After 4 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Jim Gerlach went on to serve in congress

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