01/05/1962 -

GORDNER, John R., a Representative from Columbia County; born in Berwick, Columbia County, Pa., January 5, 1962; graduated, Berwick Area High School, 1979; B.A., Dickinson College, 1983; J.D., Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Dickinson Law), 1987; attorney; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999 and 2001 terms; changed party affiliation to Republican, October 1, 2001; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2003 term; appointed, board, Center for Rural Pennsylvania (1997-2002, 2005-2010; chair, 2007-2010); resigned from the House, November 24, 2003; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (November 24, 2003-December 1, 2022); appointed, Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee (2005-2008); appointed, Capitol Preservation Committee (2009-2022; chair, 2015-2022); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2015-2022); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2012); counsel to President Pro Tempore, Pennsylvania State Senate (2023-present).

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