Member Biography

Charles T. McIlhinney Jr.


05/19/1967 -

Charles T. "Chuck" McIlhinney Jr. (R10) Bucks (Part) County 2006-2018

Early Life:

Charles T. "Chuck" McIlhinney Jr., born May 19, 1967, Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; son of Charles Sr. and Keren Putman McIlhinney; La Salle College High School, 1985; Bryant University (B.A.), finance, 1989; technology management, University of Phoenix, M.B.A., 1999; honorary degree, Delaware Valley College; fiscal director, Bucks County Office of Employment and Training; committeeman, Bucks County, Republican Committee 1990-1996; Doylestown Borough Council, 1994-1996; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1998-2006; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2006-2018, Majority Caucus Administrator, 2015-2018; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 2008; married, Jennifer, children, Charles McIlhinney, III and Gabriella Grace.

Early Career:

Member, Central Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce, Pennridge Chamber of Commerce, Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce; member, Doylestown Kiwanis, founding member, John J. McIlhinney Ancient Order of Hibernians in America Division 3, Historic Fallsington, Bucks County Farm Bureau, Republican America, Penn Environmental, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, Bucks County Audubon Society, Heritage Conservancy.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, Special Election, February 3, 1998, remaining 1997 term; committee assignments, Environmental Resources and Energy, (Subcommittee Chairman on Energy), Liquor Control, Urban Affairs; not a candidate for reelection, 2006; 1998-2006. 

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 10th district, Bucks (Part) County, 2006; Majority Caucus Administrator, 2015-2018; committee assignments, Game and Fisheries, (Vice Chairman), Labor and Industry, Law and Justice (Chairman), Rules and Executive Nominations, State Government; appointed, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, 2007-2018; appointed, board, State Employees’ Retirement System, 2009-2018; left office November 30, 2018.

Elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 2008.  

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography

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The Pennsylvania Manual, (2017-2018). Bogden, S. (Editor).  McKain, A. (Editor). (Volume 123) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-32, 3-39; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-21.