Lisa Boscola

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Lisa Boscola
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 18th district
Assumed office
January 5, 1999
Preceded by Joseph Uliana
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 135th district
In office
January 3, 1995[1] – November 30, 1998
Preceded by Joseph Uliana
Succeeded by Steve Samuelson
Personal details
Born (1962-04-06) April 6, 1962 (age 55)
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ed Boscola
Residence Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Villanova University

Lisa M. Boscola is a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, representing the 18th Senate District which includes portions of Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe counties. She is in the Democratic Party.

Boscola is a resident of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Bethlehem's Freedom High School and Villanova University, from which she holds both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in political science.

After college, she worked briefly as a court clerk before entering politics. From 1987 to 1993, Boscola was a Northampton County deputy court administrator. She first won a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1994 and served two terms. In 1998, she won a seat in the state senate and was re-elected in 2002, 2006, and 2010.

In 2005, Boscola briefly considered switching to the Republican Party after she was blamed for the defeat of a Democratic candidate for State Senate. During a 2005 special election in a neighboring district, the Democratic candidate, Jennifer L. Mann ran ads attacking her Republican opponent, Pat Browne, for two drunk driving convictions.[2] Boscola, who had a drunk driving arrest herself in 2000,[3] strongly criticized Mann for the ads. Senator Bob Mellow said that her criticism of Mann was the major reason for the Democratic defeat.[2]

In April 2014, an altercation at a Harrisburg bar led to Boscola being asked to leave. She admitted to being involved in a heated political conversation and possibly disturbing other patrons, but denied an accusation from a woman who said the senator struck her.[4]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 1995 - 179TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1995-01-03. 
  2. ^ a b Micek, John (Apr 21, 2005). "Boscola considering joining GOP". The Morning Call. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cattabiani, Mario (October 26, 2000). "Boscola accepted for ARD, but license is suspended". The Morning Call. Retrieved February 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Bresswein, Kurt (April 9, 2014). "Pa. Sen. Lisa Boscola says she was asked to leave bar after 'animated' discussion; violence alleged". The Express-Times. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 

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