John H. Eichelberger Jr. (R), born in 1958, in Altoona, son of the late John H. and Faye M.; Central High School, 1976; Penn State University (B.A.), political science; married Charlotte; 1 child.
Former commissioner of Blair County; president of Complete Insurance Services, Inc.; board member for Blair County Habitat for Humanity, Day One of Greater Altoona, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA); member of Portage Lodge No. 220 Free and Accepted Masons (FAM), Jaffa Shrine, Youth Forestry Camp #3 Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services, Governor’s Advisory Committee on Probation, Hollidaysburg Veterans Home Advisory Council, Pa. Board of Education.
Pa. Defense Institute Legislature of the Year- 2017, Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Foundation Award- 2017, ACU Award for Conservative Achievement- 2016, AFP-PA Gold Legislature Torchbearer (A+ 100%)- 2016, ACU Conservative Excellence Award (100%)- 2015, PFMA Friend of the Food Industry- 2014, PML Legislature Services- 2013, ACU Defender of Liberty- 2012-2013, Pa. for Right to Work Statesman of the Year- 2010, Penn State-Altoona Alumni Achievement- 2009, NFIB Guardian of Small Business- 2007-2016.
Elected to Pa. Senate 2006; chair of Local Government Committee, Education Committee; vice-chair of Banking and Insurance Committee; caucus member for Arts Culture, Aviation, Business and Jobs, Early Childhood Education, Coal, Economy, Firefighters and Emergency Services, Gas Oil, Joint House Senate Pa. Fairs, Local and School Property Tax Relief, Manufacturing, Military Installation Base Development, Nuclear Energy, Pa. Community Pharmacy, Prayer, Pro-Life, Reform, Sportsmen’s; left office November 30, 2018.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-17; Volume 123, December 2017.