Keith J. Gillespie

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Keith J. Gillespie
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 47th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 7, 2003[1]
Preceded by Leo Joseph Trich, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1952-09-18) September 18, 1952 (age 62)
Wilmington, Delaware
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Annette Gillespie
Residence West Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Keystone Junior College
Franklin & Marshall College
Religion Presbyterian
Website www.repgillespie.com

Keith J. Gillespie is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 47th District and was elected in 2002.

Career[edit]

Prior to entering politics, Gillespie was a paramedic at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. Later, he was the director of safety, security and pre-hospital systems at Memorial Hospital. Gillespie was also a president of the York County Republican Club.

Gillespie was first elected in 2002. He emerged victorious over seven opponents in the GOP primary with 21.5% of the vote. In November, with his Democratic opponent having dropped out, Gillespie took nearly 93% of the vote over an independent candidate. He won re-election in 2004 and 2006 and had no Democratic opponent in 2008. He won reelection in 2010 and again in 2012, taking 60.3% of the vote against Sarah Speed.

He is currently a member of the House Game and Fisheries, Intergovernmental Affairs, Professional Licensure, and Tourism and Recreational Development Committees. He is also chairman of the Subcommittee on Federal/State Relations and Arts and Entertainment.

Personal[edit]

Representative Gillespie graduated from Solanco High School in 1970. He attended Keystone Junior College and Franklin and Marshall College, studying biology and business administration.

Gillespie and his wife, a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital, have three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2003 - 187TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2003-01-07. 

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