Member Biography

Jane M. Earll 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1997       49 Republican
1998       49 Republican
1999       49 Republican
2000       49 Republican
2001       49 Republican
2002       49 Republican
2003       49 Republican
2004       49 Republican
2005       49 Republican
2006       49 Republican
2007       49 Republican
2008       49 Republican
2009       49 Republican
2010       49 Republican
2011       49 Republican
2012       49 Republican



08/10/1958 -

Jane M. Earll (R49) Erie (Part) County 1997-2012

Early Life:

Jane M. Earll, born August 10, 1958, Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania; daughter of Howard and Ruth Neeve Earll; Saint Benedict’s Academy, 1976; Allegheny College, Bachelor, 1980; Ohio Northern University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1985; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1997-2012; unsuccessful campaign, Republican nominee, Lieutenant Governor, general election, 2002; married, Jack Daneri.

Early Career:

Attorney, Richards and Associates, Erie County Children and Youth Services; assistant District Attorney, Erie County; member, Great Lakes Committee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Veterans Home Advisory Council, Pennsylvania Committee on Crime and Delinquency, Pennsylvania Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Erie County Bar Association and its Speaker’s Bureau and Scholarship Committee, United Way of Erie County, Salvation Army, Erie County Independent Council on Aging, Business and Professional Women of Erie, Women’s Roundtable; board member, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Erie, Erie County Rape Crisis Center, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA).  


National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business Award- 2004, Pennsylvania Legal Services Excellence Award- 2004, Pennsylvania Republican Woman of the Year- 2003, Pennsylvania State Nurse Association John Heinz Friend of Nursing- 2003, Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners Advocacy- 2003, Boys and Girls Club of Erie Founder’s Award- 2002.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 49th district, Erie (Part) County, 1997; committee assignments, Banking and Insurance, Community, Economic and Recreational Development (Chairwoman), Finance (Vice Chairwoman), Judiciary, Rules and Executive Nominations, Transportation; Majority Policy Committee; left office November 30, 2012. 

Unsuccessful campaign, Republican nominee, Lieutenant Governor, general election, 2002.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (2011-2012). Phillips, S. (Editor). (Volume 120). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; pages 3-37, 3-40. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-16.

Cox, Harold. Senate Members "E" ( University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.