COUNTIES: Cumberland, Franklin, Blair, Fulton, Huntingdon
John H. Eichelberger, Jr. (R30) Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon counties, 2006-2018
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, 2006-2018; unsuccessful primary campaign, United States House of Representatives, 2018; married, Charlotte Eichelberger; 1 child.
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.
Commissioner of Blair County, 1995-2007.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon counties, 2006; committee assignments, Education (Chairman), Local Government Committee (Chairman), Banking and Insurance (Vice-Chairman); 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 following his defeat of Senate President Pro-Tempore Robert Jubelirer, May 2006 primary election.
Pennsylvania Manual, Biographies of Members of the Senate, pg. 3-17; Volume 123, December 2017.