John C. Bear

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This article is about the Pennsylvania politician. For the educator, see John Bear.
John C. Bear
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 97th district
In office
January 2, 2007[1] – January 1, 2013[2]
Preceded by Roy E. Baldwin
Succeeded by Steven Mentzer
Personal details
Born 1972
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bobbie
Children 1 child
Residence Lititz, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Temple University
University of Pennsylvania
Georgetown University

John C. Bear is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 97th District.[3] A Republican, Bear served from January 2, 2007 through January 1, 2013. He originally sought reelection in 2012 winning the Republican primary, but he later decided not to seek another term and withdrew from the race before the general election. Republicans chose Steven Mentzer to replace Bear on the general election ballot. Mentzer was unopposed in the general election.[2]

Bear is a graduate of Warwick High School. He received a B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Temple University and a Master’s of Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate of the Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems at Georgetown University.[4] He also served as Borough Councilman in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Bear also worked for an international management and technology consulting company, BearingPoint, for 9 years.[4]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1" (PDF). LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
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  4. ^ a b "Distroct 097 Bear : Profile". Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11. 

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