|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate|
from the 47th district
Assumed office |
January 6, 2009
|Preceded by||Gerald LaValle|
July 9, 1956|
|Residence||New Sewickley Township, PA|
|Website||Pennsylvania State Senator Elder Vogel|
Prior to joining the Senate, Vogel served as a New Sewickley Township supervisor.
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%. His original opponent, State Representative Sean Ramaley, dropped out of the race due to alleged involvement in the bonusgate scandal.
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.
- State Senator Elder Vogel official PA Senate website
- Vogel 2008 at the Wayback Machine (archive index) official campaign website
|Pennsylvania State Senate|
| Member of the Pennsylvania Senate for the 47th District