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State Chairman

Rob Gleason Jr

Rob Gleason was elected as the State Chairman from Pennsylvania in June of 2006 and was re-elected Chairman in 2009 to a four-year term. He currently serves on the RNC’s Budget Committee, and has attended six Republican National Conventions.

Mr. Gleason is the Area President for Pennsylvania for Arthur J. Gallagher., the 4th largest insurance broker in the world. In addition to his company, he involved in many political activities including serving as past Chairman of the Cambria County Republican Committee, as a director of Pennsylvanians for Effective Government, and as the Republican Committeeman from Westmont Borough #5, and he was appointed to the Commission on Presidential Scholars by George W. Bush. He is also active in his community as a trustee for Conemaugh Health System, and a trustee for the University of Pennsylvania and the Kiskiminetas Springs School. He is a former director and secretary of the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Previously, Gleason has served as the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a member of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Chairman of the Board of the Memorial Medical Center, the Acting CEO of Conemaugh Health System, among other commitments. He was a Captain in the U.S. Armed Forces and served on active duty from 1962-1966 and reserve duty from 1966-1972.


National Committeewoman

Christine Toretti

PRESENT

  • National Committeewoman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania, 1997 – Present
  • Chairman and CEO, Palladio, LLC
  • President, The Jack Company
  • Managing Partner, C & N Company
  • Managing Partner, C & N Company No. 2
  • S & T Bank, (Past Chair of the Audit Committee, Executive Committee)
  • Founder and Chair, Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series
  • Founder and Chair, Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series
  • Volunteer Board Member, Friends of Florence
  • Volunteer Board Member, Gettysburg Foundation
  • Volunteer Board Member, International Medical Corps
  • Director, Indiana Chamber of Commerce
  • Director, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board, Eller College of Business, University of Arizona
  • Volunteer Board Member, Arizona Cancer Center
  • Advisory Board, Eller School of Dance, University of Arizona                      

PREVIOUS

  • Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission
  • Director, U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
  • Vice Chair, Rural Telephone Bank Board
  • National Petroleum Council
  • National Finance Committee, George W. Bush for President 2000
  • Energy Advisory Committee, Bush/Cheney Presidential Transition Team 2001
  • Campaign Chair, Lynn Swann for Governor, 2006
  • Executive Committee, Carnegie Institute
  • Chair, The Andy Warhol Museum
  • Chair, Board of Governors, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
  • President, Foundation for IUP (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
  • McIntire School of Commerce Advisory Board, University of Virginia
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association, Board of Managers
  • Co-Chair, Seton Hill College Capital Campaign
  • Graystone Presbyterian Church Session
  • Graystone Presbyterian Church Diaconate-Moderator
  • National Foundation of Women Business Owners Advisory Board
  • Chair, Indiana Hospital Board of Directors
  • Board of Trustees, Carlow College
  • Pennsylvania Partnership for Economic Education
  • Indiana County Workforce Investment Board
  • Mt. Aloysius Junior College
  • Chi Omega Foundation
  • National Council of Colonial Williamsburg
  • Director, Duquesne Club
  • Chair, St. Gregory College Preparatory School
  • Chair, Imago Dei Middle School
  • NCAA Leadership Advisory Board
  • Center for Creative Photography
  • Allegheny Conference
  • National Women’s Leadership Council, United Way of America
  • Pittsburgh Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission
  • Director, U.S. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
  • Vice Chair, Rural Telephone Bank Board
  • National Petroleum Council
  • National Finance Committee, George W. Bush for President, 2000
  • Energy Advisory Committee, Bush/Cheney Presidential Transition Team, 2001
  • Campaign Chair, Lynn Swann for Governor, 2006
  • Young Presidents’ Organization, Pittsburgh Chapter
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association of PA, Director
  • Independent Oil & Gas Association of WV, Director
  • Chair, Committee of 200
  • Director, International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America

RNC ACTIVITY

  • Executive Committee, RNC Committee on Arrangements
  • Co-Chair, RNC Finance Committee

National Committeeman

Bob Asher

PRESENT

  • National Committeeman, Republican Party of Pennsylvania, 1998 – Present
  • Board of Directors’ Co-Chairman, Asher’s Chocolates
  • President, Robert Asher Association, East Coast Food Distribution Company
  • Co-Chair, Corbett Inaugural Committee
  • Finance Chairman, Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania
  • Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation
  • Member, Greater Philadelphia Executive Committee Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Session of Oreland (PA) Presbyterian Church
  • Member, Union League of Philadelphia
  • Member, Academy Club of Germantown Academy
  • Member, Avalon (NJ) Yacht Club
  • Member, Old York Road Country Club, Gwynedd, PA

PREVIOUS

  • Co-Chair, Tom Corbett for Governor, 2010
  • Pennsylvania Member, Republican National Committee, Appointed 1998
  • Board Member, Delaware River Port Authority
  • Board Member, Philadelphia Hospitality
  • Co-Chair, Ridge for Governor, 1992
  • Board of Directors, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay Advisory Board
  • Montgomery County Lands Trust, Member, Pennsylvania Society
  • U. S. Army Veteran, Active Duty and Reserve status
  • Chairman, Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, 1983-1986
  • Chairman, Montgomery County (PA) Republican Committee, 1978-1986
  • Delegate, Republican National Convention, Detroit (1980), Dallas (1984), San Diego (1996), Philadelphia (2000), New York (2004), St. Paul (2008)
  • Commissioner, Springfield Township, Montgomery County, PA (1968-1971)

Executive Director

Bob Bozzuto

Senator

Patrick Toomey

TOOMEY, Patrick Joseph, a Senator and a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Providence, Providence County, R.I., November 17, 1961; graduated from LaSalle Academy, Providence, R.I.; graduated Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., B.A., 1984; elected to Allentown, Pa., Government Study Commission 1994; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1999-January 3, 2005); was not a candidate for reelection in 2004, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate; elected as a Republican to the United States in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017.

Congressman

Ryan Costello

COSTELLO, Ryan, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Chester County, Pa., on September 7, 1976; graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School, Pottstown, Pa., 1995; B.A., Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pa., 1999; LL.B., Villanova University, Villanova, Pa., 2002; lawyer, private practice; member of the board of commissioners, Chester County, Pa., 2011-2013; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress (January 3, 2015-present).

Congressman

Keith Rothfus

ROTHFUS, Keith, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Endicott, Broome County, N.Y., April 25, 1962; B.S., State University of New York-Buffalo State, 1984; J.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1990; lawyer, private practice; staff, United States Department of Homeland Security, 2006-2007; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Congressman

Scott Perry

PERRY, Scott, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in San Diego, San Diego County, Calif., May 27, 1962; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., 1991; Pennsylvania Army National Guard, 1980-present; business owner; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 2007-2012; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Thirteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2013-present).

Congressman

Glenn Thompson

THOMPSON, Glenn, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa., July 27, 1959; B.S., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., 1981; M.Ed., Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1988; rehabilitation therapist manager; member of the Bald Eagle, Pa., school board, 1990-1995; unsuccessful nominee for Pennsylvania state house of representatives in 1998 and 2000; chairman, Centre County Pa., Republican Party, 2002-2008; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eleventh and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2009-present).

Congressman

Bill Shuster

SHUSTER, William (Bill), (son of E. G. "Bud" Shuster), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pa., January 10, 1961; graduated from Everett High School, Everett. Pa.; B.A., Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa., 1983; M.B.A., American University, Washington, D.C.; business owner; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States Representative E. G. “Bud” Shuster of Pennsylvania and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (May 15, 2001-present); chair, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (One Hundred Thirteenth and One Hundred Fourteenth Congresses).

Congressman

Joseph Pitts

PITTS, Joseph R., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Lexington, Fayette County, Ky., October 10, 1939; B.A., Asbury College, Wilmore, Ky., 1961; M.Ed., West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, Pa., 1972; United States Air Force, 1963-1969; business owner; teacher; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1973-1997; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-present).

Congressman

Tim Murphy

MURPHY, Timothy, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on September 11, 1952; B.S., Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, W.Va., 1974; M.S., Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1976; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa., 1979; psychologist; member of the Pennsylvania state senate, 1996-2002; United States Navy Reserve, 2009-present; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2003-present).

Congressman

Patrick Meehan

MEEHAN, Patrick, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Cheltenham, Montgomery County, Pa., October 20, 1955; graduated from Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, Pa., 1974; B.A., Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1978; J.D., Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa., 1986; lawyer, private practice; United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2001-2008; staff, United States Senator Arlen Specter, 1991-1994; Delaware County, Pa., district attorney, 1996-2001; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Tom Marino

MARINO, Thomas A., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pa., August 15, 1952; A.A., Williamsport Area Community College, Williamsport, Pa., 1983; B.A., Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., 1985; J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., 1988; manufacturing manager; lawyer, private practice; Lycoming County,Pa., district attorney, 1992-2002; United States attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1992-2002; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Mike Kelly

KELLY, Mike, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pa., May 10, 1948; B.A., Notre Dame University, South Bend, Ind., 1970; business owner; member of the Butler Pa., area school board, 1992-1995; member of the Butler County, Pa., council, 2006-2009; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Michael Fitzpatrick

FITZPATRICK, Michael G., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 28, 1963; B.A., St. Thomas University, Florida, 1985; J.D., Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa., 1988; lawyer, private practice; Bucks County, Pa. commissioner, 1995-2004; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Ninth Congress (January 3, 2005-January 3, 2007); unsuccessful candidate for re-election to the One Hundred Tenth Congress in 2006; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).

Congressman

Charles Dent

DENT, Charles W., a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa., May 24, 1960; graduated from William Allen High School, Allentown, Pa., 1978; B.A., Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., 1982; M.P.A., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1993; staff, United States Representative Donald Ritter of Pennsylvania; college administrator; sales representative; hotel clerk; member of the Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1991-1998; member of the Pennsylvania state senate, 1999-2004; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Ninth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2005-present); chair, Committee on Ethics (One Hundred Fourteenth Congress).

Congressman

Lou Barletta

BARLETTA, Lou, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pa., January 28, 1956; graduated from Hazleton High School, Hazleton, Pa., 1974; attended Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, Pa.; professional athlete; business owner; member of the Hazleton, Pa., city council, 1998-2000; Mayor of Hazleton, Pa., 2000-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).
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