Republican (Term Expires: 2022) serving Luzerne (part), Pike, Susquehanna (part),
Wayne and Wyoming Counties.
Judiciary , Chair
Labor & Industry , Vice Chair
Aging & Youth
Banking & Insurance
Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness
View my 2021-2022 session co-sponsorship memoranda
View my 2021-2022 session sponsored legislation
Married Gary Baker
Edward W. Jones, II (dec.) and Martha C. (dec.)
Shippensburg University, B.A. Government Administration, 1983
research analyst, Sen. Robert Jubelirer; chief of staff, Sen. Charles Lemmond; NE Director, Gov. Tom Ridge; deputy chief of staff, Gov. Tom Ridge and Gov. Mark Schweiker; executive director, the Blue Ribbon Foundation; 2012 Legislator of the Year Award, American Heart Association; 2012 Jesse S. Heiges Distinguished Alumnus Award, Shippensburg University; 2011-12 Guardian of Small Business Award, NFIB; 2010 Patrick Henry Award, National Guard Association of the United States; 2008 James Baird Legislative Award, Firemen’s Legislative Federation; 2007 Outstanding Service Award, Pennsylvania War Veterans Council. Member of Senate 2007 to date.