Tom Killion

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Thomas "Tom" Killion is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 168th Legislative District. He currently sits on the House Appropriations, Insurance and Urban Affairs Committees.

Tom Killion
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 168th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
June 30, 2003
Preceded by Matt Ryan
Personal details
Political party Republican
Residence Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Pennsylvania State University
Website Pennsylvania State Representative Tom Killion

Career[edit]

Killion served as a fraud investigator with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and later founded his own pension advisory firm, InR Advisors. In 1990, he became the campaign chairman of Rep. Curt Weldon, a capacity in which he served until 2003.

His first elective office was as a member of Delaware County Council, to which he was elected in 1991 and later served as Chairman of the body. Killion also served as one of the Delaware County representatives on the board of the SEPTA transit agency.

Killion defeated William Thomas in a 2003 special election[1] to succeed former Pennsylvania House Speaker Rep. Matt Ryan, who died of leukemia earlier that year.[2] He has been re-elected to each succeeding session of the House. Killion announced plans to run for Lieutenant Governor on December 4, 2009.[3] He ended his campaign for that position on January 8, 2010, and announced plans to once again run for the State House in 2010.[4]

Personal[edit]

He is a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School and the Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.

Killion lives in Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania with his wife and daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Special Election Results". Pennsylvania Secretary of State. 2003-06-17. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  2. ^ "Ex-councilman elected to 168th District seat". Philadelphia Inquirer. 2003-06-18. 
  3. ^ http://www.kyw1060.com
  4. ^ http://www.delcotimes.com

External links[edit]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Matt Ryan
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 168th District
2003 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent