Daryl Metcalfe

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Daryl Metcalfe
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 12th district
Assumed office
January 5, 1999
Preceded by Patricia Carone
Personal details
Born (1962-11-09) November 9, 1962 (age 52)
Syracuse, New York, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Elke Metcalfe
Residence Cranberry Township
Alma mater Kansas State University, Manhattan

Daryl D. Metcalfe (born November 9, 1962) is an American politician currently serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Metcalfe is a member of the Republican Party and has represented the 12th legislative district since 1999. He currently serves as the majority chairman of the House State Government Committee.


Metcalfe is a graduate of Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, New York, and he attended but did not graduate from Kansas State University while serving in the United States Army at Fort Riley in Kansas. He later was stationed in Germany. His experience in the army included duty as an air defense radar and I.F.F. (identification friend or foe) systems repair specialist.

Prior to his election, Metcalfe was employed with Dade Behring (formerly DuPont Diagnostics) for 13 years as a field engineer. He was responsible for managing a biomedical service territory in western Pennsylvania.

Political career[edit]

Metcalfe was elected in 1998 to replace retiring representative Pat Carone. He has won re-election six times.

He is currently the majority chairman of the House State Government Committee.[1]

Candidacy for lieutenant governor[edit]

Metcalfe ran as a candidate for lieutenant governor in 2010.[2] He came in third place in the Republican primary, losing to Jim Cawley.[3]

Political positions[edit]

Daryl Metcalfe is an outspoken social conservative. "I was a Tea Partier before it was cool." Metcalfe said in an interview.[4]

Voter identification[edit]

With a Republican majority rule in Pennsylvania government, Metcalfe sponsored the Republican-initiated Pennsylvania Voter Identification Protection Act (House Bill 934; Act 18 of 2012) that was signed into law on March 14, 2012, by Governor Tom Corbett (R). This law was intended to go into effect before the 2012 U.S. Presidential election. State voter rights and civil liberties groups considered the law to be a form of voter suppression, as the six-month timeframe allowing for enactment would not permit sufficient time for compliance, and was therefore expected to cause an unacceptable level of voter disenfranchisement, especially among minority and low-income demographics that tend to vote for Democratic candidates. On October 2, 2012, a major portion of the Pennsylvania Voter ID Act was struck down by Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Justice Robert Simpson after a lengthy judicial challenge prompting Metcalfe to issue a statement saying, "…this judicial activist decision is skewed in favor of the lazy who refuse to exercise the necessary work ethic to meet the commonsense requirements to obtain an acceptable photo ID.".[5]


Metcalfe lives in Cranberry Township with his wife, Elke, and daughter, Lisa.


  1. ^ Representative Metcalfe's Web Profile
  2. ^ "2010 General Primary, Not Final Unofficial List of Candidates - In Ballot Order". PA Department of State. Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation. 2010-03-19. Archived from the original on 2010-03-20. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  3. ^ http://www.electionreturns.state.pa.us/
  4. ^ "Right Makes Might". citypaper. Apr 5, 2012. Retrieved May 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, 12th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives (10/2/2012). "Metcalfe Declares Simpson’s Judicial Activist Voter ID Decision Out of Bounds With Rule of Law, Separation of Powers and Will of the People". Retrieved May 9, 2013.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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