Jane Clare Orie, (R-40) Allegheny (part) and Butler (part)
Jane Clare Orie, (R-40) born September 18, 1961, Pittsburgh, daughter of Dr. John R. and the late Patricia R. Orie; Vincentian High School, 1980; Franklin & Marshall College (B.A.), 1984; Duquesne University School of Law (J.D.), 1987;
Former State Deputy Attorney General: Division of Criminal Prosecution; former assistant District Attorney: Allegheny County
Military Order of the Cootie of the United States Distinguished Service Award -2007, Soldiers & Sailors Patriot Award -2007, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums & Historical Organizations[SG1] Executive Pennsylvania Director Award-2007, ACHIEVA-Excellent in Government Service-2006, Champion of Hope & Healing -2006, Elected Official of the Year -2006, Legislator Advancement of the Year -2006, Family Resources of Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Award -2006, Pennsylvania Bar Association Liberty Bell -2005, West View VFW Post #2754 Medal of Commendation -2005, Triumph Award.-2005, State Official of the Year-2005, Civil Air Patrol-2005
Elected - Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1996, 1998 and 2000; resigned from the House, April 3, 2001;
Elected - Pennsylvania State Senate in a Special Election (March 20, 2001); elected, Majority Whip (2007-April 6, 2010) first Pennsylvania woman in Senate Leadership; appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2007-2010); appointed, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (2007-2010); elected, delegate, Republican National Convention (2008). Resigned from the Senate on May 21, 2012.
Pa. House of Representatives Biography:
Papers of Honorable Jane Clare Orie, 1997-2001, Pennsylvania House of Representatives Archives, Harrisburg.
Trostle, S. (Ed.). (2013). The Pennsylvania manual, 120. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-20.