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John Rafferty, Jr.'s Biography

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Full Name:

John C. Rafferty, Jr.



Birth Place:

Montgomery County

Home City:

Collegeville, PA


Roman Catholic

JD, School of Law, Temple University, 1988

MA, Beaver College, 1984

BA, History, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, 1975

Former Member, Board of Supervisors, Lower Providence Township

Senator, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate, 2003-2019

Candidate, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate, District 44, 2018

Former Member, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate

Former Member, Intergovernmental Operations Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate

Former Vice Chair, Judiciary Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate

Former Member, Law and Justice Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate

Former Chair, Transportation Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate

President, General Washington Recreation Corporation

Former Attorney, Private Practice

Deputy Attorney General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1988-1991

General Manager, General Washington Recreation Center, 1976-1986

Former President, Irish-American Society

Member, Montgomery County Republican Committee Chairman's Club

Former Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency

Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing, 2013

Member, Montgomery County Board of Assessment Appeals, 1996-2002

Board Member, Methacton School Board, 1980-1984

Member, North Montco Vocational-Technical Joint School Authority, 1981-1984

Former Member, North Montco Vo-Tech Joint School Authority, 1981-1984


March of Dimes Service to Humanity Award in 2014
Chester County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Salute to Leadership Award
NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award
Montgomery County Community College Presidential Award 2014
Chester County District Attorney's Commendation 2015
2013 and 2014 Legislator of the Year Award, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
Two-time Legislator of the Year Tri-County Area Chamber of Commerce
Legislator of the Year, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians
Boy Scouts of America, Continental Brigade Award
Legislator of the Year Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society

Priority Issues:

Senator Rafferty's top legislative priorities include improving Pennsylvania's transportation system, lowering the property tax burden, protecting the environment, reducing health care costs, providing quality care for senior citizens, fighting drunk driving, combating prescription drug abuse and ensuring that our police, firefighters and emergency responders have the resources and tools they need to do their jobs.