John C. Rafferty Jr. (R.), born in 1953, in Norristown, son of the late John Sr. and Rita B. Rafferty; Methacton High School, 1971; University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (B.A.), history/politics, 1975; Beavers College (M.A.), history/English, 1984; Temple University School of Law (J.D.), 1988.
Member of Pa. Commission on Sentencing, Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Pa., Chester County Bar Association, Perkiomen Valley Watershed Association, Philadelphia/Chester County Emerald Society, Southeastern Veterans Center Advice Council.
Delaware Valley Industrial Painters Alliance Painters District Council 21 Award of Recognition- 2016, Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Leadership Award- 2016, Chester County DA’s Office DA Commendation- 2015, Montgomery County Community College President’s Award- 2014, Chester County C of C Leadership Award- 2014, Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania Heavy Highway Construction Industry Advancement Program Transportation Leadership Award- 2014, March of Dimes Service to Humanity Award- 2014, The Partnership Transportation Management Association Appreciation Award- 2014, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association Legislative Leadership Award- 2014, 2013, 2010, 2007, Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry Salute to Leadership Award- 2014, Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislature of the Year Award- 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business- 2014, 2012, 2010, 2004, Pa. Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. Legislature Leadership Award- 2013, King of Prussia District Leadership Award- 2013, Fraternal Order of Police Berks Lodge 71 Appreciation Award- 2013, The Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Legislator of the Year, 2012-2013.
Elected to Pa. Senate 2002; chair of Transportation Committee; vice-chair of Judiciary Committee; left office November 30, 2018.
Cited: Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-21; Volume 123, December 2017.