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John C. Rafferty Jr.

Senate District 44   Map
Republican (Term Expires: 2018) serving Berks (part), Chester (part) and Montgomery (part) Counties.

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Committee Assignments

Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure
Intergovernmental Operations
Judiciary , Vice Chair
Law & Justice
Transportation , Chair

Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

View my 2017-2018 session co-sponsorship memoranda

Sponsored Legislation

View my 2017-2018 session sponsored legislation



State Senator


John C. & Rita Rafferty


University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1975, B.A. in History; Beaver College, 1984, M.A.; Temple University School of Law, 1988, J.D.


Prior to running for the Senate, Rafferty served as an attorney in private practice, focusing on education, real estate, zoning and business and estates law. As Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth from 1988 to 1991 he was responsible for the Criminal Law Division and Grand Jury Investigations. Prior to that, he served as the general manager of the General Washington Recreation Center, where he was responsible for the complex's operations and budget from 1976-1986. He later served as president of the General Washington Recreation Corporation, a non-profit corporation; Member of Senate 2003 to date.