Kerry Benninghoff

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Kerry Benninghoff
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 171st district
Assumed office
January 7, 1997[1]
Preceded byRuth C. Rudy
Personal details
BornLebanon, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Children5
ResidenceBellefonte, Pennsylvania
Alma materPennsylvania State University
OccupationFormer Coroner
Websitehttp://kerrybenninghoff.com

Kerry Benninghoff is a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 171st Legislative District. He is the incoming Republican Whip.

Career[edit]

While working as an orderly at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, Pennsylvania, Benninghoff was appointed as Deputy Coroner of Centre County, Pennsylvania in 1985.[2] In 1991, when Coroner Robert Neff retired, Benninghoff was elected to the office. He was re-elected in 1995.

In 1996, when Rep. Ruth Rudy retired, Benninghoff stepped into the race to succeed her. He defeated Democrat Keith Bierly in the general election that year[3] and has been re-elected to each succeeding session of the House.

In 2018, after being re-elected to the House, Benninghoff was elected by members of the Republican Caucus to serve as House Majority Whip.[4] As Whip, Benninghoff is the third highest ranking Republican in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Personal[edit]

Benninghoff graduated from State College Area High School and attended Pennsylvania State University from 1980 to 1981.[5] He is also a graduate of the Certified Coroners Training Program of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy.

Benninghoff lives in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. He has five children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1997 - 181ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1997-01-07.
  2. ^ My Linh Nguyen (1993-10-21). "Dealing with the dead". The Daily Collegian. Archived from the original on 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  3. ^ Sean Kim (1996-11-06). "Benninghoff Takes 171st State House". Centre Daily Times.
  4. ^ Geoff Rushton (2018-11-14). "Benninghoff Elected House Majority Whip". StateCollege.com.
  5. ^ http://votesmart.org/candidate/biography/10176/kerry-benninghoff

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