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Pennsylvania State Senate

James W Gerlach



Session Year Position District Party
1995 44 Republican
1997 44 Republican
1999 44 Republican
2001 44 Republican
 Counties   Berks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery


1955 -

Born in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, Pa., on February 25, 1955, Jim Gerlach was the son of Jack A. and Helen Fitzgerald Gerlach of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. He earned a B.A. degree at Dickinson College, Carlisle, 1977; a J.D. at Dickinson School of Law, 1980; lawyer, private practice in Chester County; member of the Pennsylvania state House of Representatives, 1991-1994; the State Senate, 1995-2002; elected as a Republican to Congress, 2003; did not run for re-election in 2014. He married Karen Devanna and has 3 children and 3 step-children. Resides in Chester Springs, Chester County, Pa.