Beverly D. Mackereth

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Bev Mackereth
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 196th district
In office
January 2, 2001[1] – November 30, 2008
Preceded by Todd Platts
Succeeded by Seth Grove
Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
In office
Personal details
Born (1958-01-27) January 27, 1958 (age 59)
Washington, DC
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Michael (Mike) Mackereth
Children Casey Mackereth, Shannon Mackereth, Nicholas Mackereth, David Mackereth
Residence Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Beverly "Bev" D. Mackereth (née Ehrlich) is a former Pennsylvania Secretary of Public Welfare. She also served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She represented the 196th state legislative district in York County, Pennsylvania and is a member of the Republican Party.[2]

Mackereth is a 1979 graduate of Frostburg State University. Following college, she worked at the York County Blind Center. Later she became a Supervisor at York County Children and Youth Services, and a Victim Witness Coordinator at the York County Attorney’s office. In 1997, Governor Tom Ridge appointed her Deputy Director of the Governor’s Community Partnership for Safe Children.

Mackereth served on the Spring Grove, Pennsylvania borough council and then as Mayor from 1996-2000. In 2000, she ran for the State House of Representatives, when incumbent Todd Platts opted to run for Congress instead of running for re-election. She defeated Democratic nominee Donald Hake by a wide margin, and took office in 2001. She has been re-elected in every election since.

Representative Mackereth chaired the Subcommittee on Drugs and Alcohol, and was a member of the committees of Judiciary, Children and Youth, Education, and Health and Human Services. She remains a resident of Spring Grove, and is married with four children.

Mackereth announced in July 2008 that she would retire at the end of her term in order to take a position as York County's Director of Human Services.[3]

From 2011 until 2015, Mackereth served as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in the cabinet of Governor Tom Corbett.[4]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2001 - 185TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2001-01-02. 
  2. ^ "Beverly Mackereth Profile". Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Mackereth leaving state government for county post". York Daily Record. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2008-07-02. 
  4. ^ "Bev Mackereth to become acting public welfare secretary for Pennsylvania". York Daily Record. 2013-02-08. Archived from the original on 2015-06-05. Retrieved 2013-02-08.

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