Scott Petri

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Scott Petri
State Representative Scott Petri
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 178th district
Assumed office
January 7, 2003[1]
Preceded by Roy Reinard
Personal details
Political party Republican
Residence New Hope, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Washington and Jefferson College, Villanova University School of Law
Occupation Attorney
Religion Presbyterian

Scott Petri is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 178th Legislative District. He is the Chairman of House Ethics Committee and Vice Chairman of Appropriations Committee. He also serves on the Liquor Control, Local Government, and Health Committees.[2]


Prior to being elected to the House, Petri was a practicing attorney with his own firm, he served as counsel to Upper Makefield Township and New Britain. He also served on the Upper Makefield Township planning commission and as solicitor to the township.

In 2002, Petri defeated Philadelphia sportscaster Carl Cherkin to succeed retiring Rep. Roy Reinard.[3] He has been re-elected to each succeeding session of the House.


A graduate of Villanova University School of Law (1985), Petri also earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Washington and Jefferson College (1982) in Washington, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Downingtown Senior High School. [4]

He resides in New Hope, Pennsylvania with his wife and son.


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2003 - 187TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1". Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2003-01-07. 
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  3. ^ "Pennsylvania General Election Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 2002-11-05. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
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