Joseph B. Scarnati III (R25) Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga Counties 2001-2020
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.
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.
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Schehr, S. (Ed.). (2019). The Pennsylvania manual, 124. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, p. 3-12.