08/07/1953 -

LASHINGER, Joseph A., Jr., a Representative from Montgomery County; born in Darby, Delaware County, Pa., August 7, 1953; B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1975; M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1975; J.D., Delaware Law School, 1981; faculty member, Montgomery County Community College; founder and chair of the board, Greater Norristown Corporation; attorney, Fox, Differ, Callahan, Ulrich & O’Hara; founding director, Madison Bank; director, Worlco, Inc.; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by Special Election, March 21, 1978; Sworn-In, April 3, 1978 to serve the remaining 1977 term; reelected to serve 6 consecutive terms thereafter; appointed, Select Committee on Safe Drinking Water (1984); appointed, PennVEST (1989-1990); appointed, Select Committee on Land Use and Growth Management (1990); unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1990); employed, Bally Entertainment; president, Harrah’s Chester Casino & Racetrack; vice-president, general counsel and consultant, Penn National Gaming; partner, Mason-Dixon Resorts & Casino; managing member, Paper City Development Company, LLC.

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