PA-14: Guy Reschenthaler (R)
Senator Guy Reschenthaler was elected to the State Senate in November 2015, winning a special election to represent the citizens of the 37th Senatorial District, which includes portions of Allegheny County and Peters Township in Washington County. He was re-elected in November 2016 to serve a full four-year term.
The son of former teachers, Senator Reschenthaler was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, graduated from Penn State, The Behrend College, in three years, and completed law school at Duquesne University.
After law school, Guy fulfilled a lifelong dream and joined the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and volunteered for duty in Iraq.
In Baghdad, Guy prosecuted nearly 100 terrorists, including top figures in Al-Qaeda. He also successfully defended a Navy SEAL falsely accused of misconduct.
Stateside, he served as a Navy lawyer in Norfolk, Va. and then in Texas and Oklahoma, where he was the first uniformed military officer ever to share in the prestigious Michael Taylor Shelby Award, given annually by the Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for outstanding ethics and professionalism.
Back home, Guy worked in private practice at a multi-state law firm in Mt. Lebanon and was elected Magisterial District Judge for Pleasant Hills, Jefferson Hills and South Park, winning the nomination of both parties.
In the State Senate, Reschenthaler’s priorities include improving education opportunities, limiting government and lowering taxes, and reforming the pension system.
Senator Reschenthaler serves on the Rules and Executive Nominations, Banking and Insurance, Community, Economic and Recreational Development, Intergovernmental Operations, Judiciary, and Law and Justice Committees.
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see link above for more information.
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