|2007||Majority Caucus Administrator||33||Republican|
|2008||Majority Caucus Administrator||33||Republican|
Terry Lee Punt (R33) Adams, Cumberland (Part), Franklin, Juniata (Part) and Perry Counties 1989-1992 (R33) Adams, Cumberland (Part), Franklin and York (Part) Counties 1993-2002 (R33) Adams, Franklin and York (Part) Counties 2003-2008
Terry Lee Punt, born August 13, 1949, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; son of Leo and Betty Carson Punt, raised by his foster parents, Raymond and Pearl Sharrah; Waynesboro Senior High School, 1967; attend, University of Maryland; served, United States Army, Southeast Asia, Vietnam War, 1967-1970; employed, Grove Manufacturing, Shady Grove, Pennsylvania, 1973-1978; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1979-1988, not a candidate for reelection, 1988; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1989-2008, elected, Majority Caucus Administrator, 2007-2008; married, Cheryl Geiman Punt, son, Christian A. Punt, daughter, Erin E. Barlup; died, December 28, 2009, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania; interment, Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.
Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:
Member, Board of Directors of the Waynesboro Young Men's Christian Association; member, Pennsylvania Association of Retarded Children, president, Waynesboro Lions Club; chairman, Waynesboro Bicentennial Committee, Waynesboro Youth Activities Association.
Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose, Waynesboro Fish and Game Association; Protestant.
Outstanding Young Man in America, Pancoe Legislature of the Year, Who’s Who in American Politics, National Federation of Independent Businesses Guardian of Small Business Award, Pennsylvania American Legion Patriot Award, Chapel of Four Chaplains Legion of Honor Award. Pennsylvania Commendation Medal, which is the highest award a civilian can receive from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1979-1988, appointed, Special Bipartisan Committee to Investigate Industrial Plant Closings, 1984, not a candidate for reelection, 1988.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams, Cumberland (Part), Franklin, Juniata (Part) and Perry Counties, 1989-1992, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams, Cumberland (Part), Franklin and York (Part) Counties 1993-2002, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 33rd district, Adams, Franklin and York (Part) Counties, 2003-2008, Majority Caucus Administrator, 2007-2008; appointed, Pennsylvania Emergency Management Authority, 1989-1990; committee assignments, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Community, Economic and Recreational Development, (Vice Chairman), Rules and Executive Nominations, State Government, Transportation, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness; left office November 30, 2008.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:
The Pennsylvania Manual, (2007-2008). Trostle, S. (Editor). (Volume 118). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 3-33, 3-40. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-22.