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Judith L. Schwank

Senate District 11  
Democrat (Term Expires: 2024) serving Berks (part) County.

Committee Assignments

Agriculture & Rural Affairs , Minority Chair
Aging & Youth
Game & Fisheries
Health & Human Services

Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

View my 2023-2024 session co-sponsorship memoranda

Sponsored Legislation

View my 2023-2024 session sponsored legislation


Personal History

Married James




Bernard (deceased) and Margaret Levine


Graduated Penn State University, 1982, M.Ed., Agri. Ed.


Judith L. Schwank was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in a special election in 2011. Before joining the Senate, Senator Schwank served as a Berks County Horticulture Agent for Penn State Cooperative Extension. She is also the former President and CEO of 10,000 Friends of PA and the former Dean of Agriculture & Environmental Science at Delaware Valley College. Senator Schwank became the first female Berks County Commissioner in 2000. She currently serves as Minority Chair of Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and is a member of several boards including the Farm Show Commission, Commission for Agriculture Education Excellence, Center for Rural Pennsylvania, United Way of PA and the PA State System of Higher Education. In the Senate, Senator Schwank has served as the Caucus Administrator since 2021.