Karen Boback

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Karen Boback
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 117th district
Assumed office
January 2, 2007[1]
Preceded byGeorge C. Hasay
Personal details
BornScranton, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Bernard J. Boback, Jr.
Children2 children
ResidenceHarveys Lake, Pennsylvania
Alma materCollege Misericordia
Marywood University
University of Pennsylvania
University of Scranton

Karen Boback is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 117th legislative district and was first elected in 2006.[2]

Boback earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary/Special Education and a master's degree in Education/Certification-Technology from College Misericordia, a master's degree from Elementary School Guidance Counseling Marywood University, a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from University of Pennsylvania, and a Supervisory Certificate/School Guidance Counseling from University of Scranton.[3] Prior to elective office she worked as a teacher, guidance counselor and college professor. She was presented with the Excellence in Education Award by College Misericordia in November 2006 and was named Harveys Lake Citizen of the Year in 2006.[4]

In 2018, Boback announced "the leadership program she developed for high school students is up-and-running in the Dallas, Tunkhannock and Lake-Lehman School Districts."[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Results 2006–2014 [6]
Year Republican Votes Pct Democrat Votes Pct
2006 Karen Boback 12,724 57% Angelo Sabbatini 6,193 33%
2008 Karen Boback 19,115 71% Russ Bigus 7,810 29%
2010 Karen Boback 15,945 82% Richard Shermanski 3,587 18%
2012 Karen Boback 24,003 100% No candidate
2014 Karen Boback 12,429 73% Laura Dickson 4,603 27%


  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.
  2. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  3. ^ "Representative Karen Boback". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  4. ^ "District 117 Boback: Profile". Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-15.
  5. ^ "State Rep. Karen Boback announces leadership program for high school students | Dallas Post". Dallas Post. 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-10-01.
  6. ^ "Election Results". Pennsylvania Department of State. Archived from the original on 2012-11-13.

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