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JOSEPH B. SCARNATI, III


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
2001 25 Republican
2002 25 Republican
2003 25 Republican
2004 25 Republican
2005 Majority Policy Committee Chairman 25 Republican
2006 Majority Policy Committee Chairman 25 Republican
2007 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2008 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2009 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2010 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2011 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2012 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2013 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2014 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2015 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2016 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2017 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2018 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2019 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
2020 President Pro Tempore 25 Republican
 Counties   Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga

Biography

01/02/1962 -

Joseph B. Scarnati III (R25) Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties 2001-2020

Early Life: 

Joseph B. Scarnati III, born January 2, 1962, Brockway, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania; son of Joseph H. Jr. and Yvonne Scarnati; Brockway Area High School, 1980; Penn State University-Dubois, (B. A.), 1982; restaurateur; Brockway Borough Council, 1986-1994; Jefferson County Development Council; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2001-2020; businessman; married, Amy, five children.      

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Brockway Borough Council, 1986-1994; president, Jefferson County Development Council; chairman,  Jefferson County Republican Party; member, Saint Tobias Roman Catholic Church, Brockway; National Rifle Association; Horton Sportsmen Club; Gun Owners of America, Penn State-Dubois Advisory Board.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Unsuccessful campaign, Pennsylvania's 25th senate district, 1996.

Elected, Pennsylvania State Senate, 25th District, Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties, 2001-2020, Majority Deputy Whip, 2005-2006, Majority Policy Chairman, 2006-2006, Senate president pro tempore, 2006-2020; served, ex-officio member of each of the twenty-two Senate committees, as Senate President Pro Tempore. Served, Senate Republican Policy Committee, Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council, Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board. Did not seek reelection; resigned, November 10, 2020. Largest state senatorial district east of the Mississippi River.

31st Lieutenant Governor, Catherine Baker Knoll (death) 2008-2011; did not seek reelection, 2010; succeeded, Jim Cawley.

Cited:

Mattos, S. (Ed). (2005). The Pennsylvania manual, 117. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-22.

Schehr, S. (Ed.). (2019). The Pennsylvania manual, 124. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-12.