Following law school, I returned to the Shenango Valley and have been practicing law here since 1989. I am currently serving the 7th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Harrisburg. In the legislature, I serve as a member of the following committees: Commerce (chairman of the subcommittee on housing), Education (Chairman of the Basic Education Subcommittee), Local Government, Tourism & Recreational Development, Majority Policy, Aging and Older Adults Services, and Consumer Affairs Committee.
Prior to my election, my law practice was concentrated on municipal law. I served as Solicitor for Mercer County, Sharon City School District, Sharpsville Area School District, Reynolds School District, Findley Township and Delaware Township. I also serviced clients in the areas of employment law, corporate and general business matters, real estate transactions, estate planning, estate administration and criminal law.
Associations & Memberships
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Mercer County Bar Association
Civic & Community Activities
Member, Sharon Rotary Club
Member, Sharpsville Service Club
Member, Shenango Valley YMCA
Member, League of Women Voters
Board Member, Mental Health Association of Mercer County
Board Member, Advisory Boards of Butler County Community College
Board Member, Laurel Technical Institute
Member, Sunday School Teacher & Worship Leader, First Baptist Church of Sharon
Sharpsville High School (1981)
Westminster College, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude (1985)