Elder Vogel

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Elder Vogel
Elder Vogel.jpg
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 47th district
Assumed office
January 6, 2009
Preceded by Gerald LaValle
Personal details
Born (1956-07-09) July 9, 1956 (age 62)
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Residence New Sewickley Township, PA
Occupation Dairy Farmer
Website Pennsylvania State Senator Elder Vogel

Elder Vogel, Jr. is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He has represented the 47th district since 2009.

Professional career[edit]

Vogel is a fourth generation dairy farmer who operates his family's farm in New Sewickley Township.[1]

Political career[edit]

Prior to joining the Senate, Vogel served as a New Sewickley Township supervisor.[2]

On November 4, 2008, he was elected to the State Senate, succeeding retiring Democrat Gerald LaValle. Vogel defeated his opponent, Jason Petrella, by a margin of 56.8% to 43.2%.[3] His original opponent, State Representative Sean Ramaley, dropped out of the race due to alleged involvement in the bonusgate scandal.[4]

Vogel currently serves as Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Local Government Committee, and also sits on the Appropriations, Environmental Resources & Energy, Public Health & Welfare, and Urban Affairs & Housing Committees.[5]


External links[edit]

Pennsylvania State Senate
Preceded by
Gerald LaValle
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 47th District
Succeeded by