Michael J. "Mike" Folmer (R48) Dauphin (Part) Lebanon and York (Part) Counties 2007-2019
Michael J. "Mike" Folmer, born January 2, 1956, Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; son of Frederick J. and Ferne A. Folmer; Lebanon Senior High School, 1974; Grace College, Winona Lake, Indiana (B.A.), majored, History, minor in Biblical Studies and Philosophy, 1978; wholesale sales, Henise Tire Service; owner/operator: Folmer Fruit Company; member, elected, Democrat, Lebanon City Council, 1987-1988; co-founder, president, Constitutional Organization of Liberty (COOL), 2005; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2007-2019; married, Sheila, two children.
Elected, Democrat, Lebanon City Council, during this time, switched parties, Republican, 1987-1988.
Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 48th district, Dauphin (Part) Lebanon and York (Part) Counties, 2007-2019; committee assignments, Communications and Technology, Education, Intergovernmental Operations, Labor and Industry, Rules and Executive Nominations, State Government (Chairman). Co-sponsored, Senate Bill 3, legalize medical marijuana, signed into law, April 2016. Resigned, September 18, 2019.
The Pennsylvania Manual, (2017-2018). Bogden, S. (Editor). McKain, A. (Editor). (Volume 123) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 3-36, 3-39; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-18.