Member Biography

Mario M. Scavello 


05/09/1952 -

Mario M. Scavello (R40) Lackawanna, Monroe and Wayne Counties 2015-2022

Early Life:

Mario M. Scavello, born May 9, 1952, Cosenza, Italy; son of Paul and Angela Scavello; Theodore Roosevelt High School, Bronx, New York, 1969; City University of New York; small business owner; elected, Republican, mayor, Mount Pocono, 1994-2000; elected, Republican, chairman, commissioner, Monroe County, 2001-2002; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Special Election,  April 23, 2002, sworn-in, May 6, 2002-2014; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 2015-2022; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 2016; married, Mary Ann, daughters, Michelle, Melissa, four grandchildren, Braydon, Madelyn, Lucas, Brynn.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Statewide board member, United Way of Pennsylvania; board member, United Way of Monroe County, Knights of Columbus, Rotary Club, American Red Cross of Monroe County, Northampton Community College Advisory Board, Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Pocono Family Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Monroe County Area Agency on Aging. 


Boy Scouts of America Good Scout Award, African American Network Men of Valor Award.  

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, mayor, Mount Pocono, 1994-2001. 

Elected, Republican, chairman, commissioner, Monroe County, 2001-2002.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Special Election, April 23, 2002, vacancy, remaining 2001 term; sworn-in, May 6, 2002-2014; not a candidate for reelection, 2014; majority chairman, House Labor and Industry Committee, 2013-2014.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, 40th district, Lackawanna, Monroe and Wayne Counties, 2015-2022; Chairman, Senate Majority Policy Committee, 2021-2022; majority chairman, Game and Fisheries, 2015-2016; majority chairman, Community, Economic, and Recreational Development, 2017-2018; majority chairman, Banking and Insurance Committee, 2019-2020; Committee assignments, Aging and Youth, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Rules and Executive Nominations, Transportation (Vice Chairman), Urban Affairs and Housing.  

Delegate, Republican National Convention, 2016.

Pennsylvania State House of Representatives Biography:

Official Website - PA House Archives Official Website (


The Pennsylvania Manual, (2021-2022) Mattos, S. (Editor). (Volume 125). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, page 3-39; Biographies of Members of the Senate, page 3-22.