Katie True

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Katie True
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 41st district
In office
January 7, 2003 – November 30, 2010
Preceded by Ralph Kaiser
Succeeded by Ryan Aument
Constituency Part of Lancaster County
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 37th district
In office
January 5, 1993[1] – November 30, 2000[2]
Preceded by Emil Mrkonic
Succeeded by Thomas Creighton
Constituency Part of Lancaster County
Personal details
Born (1941-01-16) January 16, 1941 (age 76)
Baltimore, Maryland
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Peter True
Residence Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Website www.reptrue.com

Katie True is a Republican politician, and former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

True was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania as a youth. She is a graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School.

True began her career in public service when she founded Kids Saving Kids, a nationally recognized drug-education program for elementary students. She was a Member of the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth and served as Youth Director for Pennsylvanians AWARE, a statewide drug and alcohol prevention coalition.

Her work in the community combined with service as a Republican Committee woman eventually led to a political career. True was first elected to represent the 37th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1992.[3] She served in that position until 2000, when she left the House to run for Pennsylvania Auditor General. She lost that election to Bob Casey, Jr..[4]

After her defeat in 2000, True served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women under Governor Tom Ridge.[5]

In the 2002 election, True was elected to represent the 41st legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.[5] She retired prior to the 2010 election.

On April 4, 2011, Governor Tom Corbett named True to lead the Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs within the Pennsylvania Department of State. As commissioner, True will oversee the state’s professional and occupational hearing boards. The bureau provides administrative and legal support for all of the state’s licensing boards - which oversees professionals from medical doctors to accountants and funeral directors – while protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public from fraudulent and unethical practitioners.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Session of 1993 - 177th of the General Assembly - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1993-01-03. 
  2. ^ Per Article II, Section 2 of the Pennsylvania Constitution, the legislative session ended on November 30, 2000
  3. ^ "Katie True (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile - 37th district. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-07-12. 
  4. ^ "2000 General Election - Auditor General". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. 
  5. ^ a b "Katie True (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile - 41st district. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

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Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ralph Kaiser
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
for the 41st District

2003–2010
Succeeded by
Ryan Aument
Preceded by
Emil Mrkonic
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
for the 37th District

1993–2000
Succeeded by
Thomas Creighton
Party political offices
Preceded by
Bob Nyce
Republican nominee for Auditor General of Pennsylvania
2000
Succeeded by
Joe Peters