Member Biography

John H. Eichelberger Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
2007       30 Republican
2008       30 Republican
2009       30 Republican
2010       30 Republican
2011       30 Republican
2012       30 Republican
2013       30 Republican
2014       30 Republican
2015       30 Republican
2016       30 Republican
2017       30 Republican
2018       30 Republican


09/01/1958 -

John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R30) Bedford, Blair, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Mifflin (Part) Counties 2007-2014 (R30) Blair, Cumberland (Part), Franklin (Part), Fulton and Huntingdon (Part) Counties 2015-2018

Early Life:

John H. Eichelberger, Jr., born September 1, 1958, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania; son of John H. Eichelberger, Sr., and Faye M. Eichelberger; Central High School, 1976; Penn State University (B.A.), political science; president, automobile insurance brokerage group; Commissioner of Blair County, 1995-2007; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2007-2018; unsuccessful primary campaign, United States House of Representatives, 2018; married, Charlotte Eichelberger, one child.

Early Career:

Commissioner of Blair County; president, Complete Insurance Services, Incorporated; board member, Blair County Habitat for Humanity; Day One of Greater Altoona; Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA); member, Portage Lodge No. 220 Free and Accepted Masons; Jaffa Shrine; Youth Forestry Camp #3 Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services; Governor’s Advisory Committee on Probation; Hollidaysburg Veterans Home Advisory Council; Pennsylvania Board of Education. 


Pennsylvania Defense Institute Legislature of the Year, 2017;Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors Foundation Award, 2017, American Conservative Union Award for Conservative Achievement, 2016; Americans for Prosperity-Pennsylvania Gold Legislature Torchbearer (A+ 100%), 2016, American Conservative Union Conservative Excellence Award (100%), 2015; Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA), 2014; Pennsylvania Municipal League Legislature Services, 2013; American Conservative Union Defender of Liberty, 2012-2013; Pennsylvania for Right to Work Statesman of the Year, 2010; Penn State-Altoona Alumni Achievement, 2009, National Federation of Independent Business Guardian of Small Business, 2007.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Commissioner of Blair County, 1995-2007.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, Bedford, Blair, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Mifflin (Part) Counties, 2007-2014, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, Blair, Cumberland (Part), Franklin (Part), Fulton and Huntingdon (Part) Counties, 2015-2018; committee assignments, Appropriations, Banking and Insurance (Vice-Chairman), Education (Chairman),Finance, Judiciary, Local Government; caucus member, Arts Culture, Aviation, Business and Jobs, Coal, Early Childhood Education, Economy, Firefighters and Emergency Services, Gas Oil, Joint House Senate Pennsylvania Fairs, Local and School Property Tax Relief, Manufacturing, Military Installation Base Development, Nuclear Energy, Pennsylvania Community Pharmacy, Prayer, Pro-Life, Reform, Sportsmen’s; left office, November 30, 2018; Judith “Judy” Ward won the open seat, 2018.

Unsuccessful primary campaign, Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, United States House of Representatives, 2018.


Gained notoriety, defeating, primary election, Senate President Pro-Tempore Robert C. Jubelirer, 2006.


The Pennsylvania Manual, (2013-2014). Phillips, S. (Editor). (Volume 121). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; pages 3-34-35, 3-39. Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-16.

The Pennsylvania Manual, (2017-2018). Bogden, S. (Editor).  McKain, A. (Editor). (Volume 123) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-34, 3-39; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-17.