|Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 40th district|
January 6th, 2015
|Preceded by||Randy Vulakovich|
|Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 176th district
|Preceded by||Christopher Wogan|
|Succeeded by||Jack Rader|
May 9, 1952 |
|Residence||Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania|
Mario Scavello is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 40th district. Prior to his election to the State Senate in 2014, he served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the 176th Legislative District of Pennsylvania. He has been a member of the House Appropriations, Ethics, Finance, Professional Licensure, and Tourism and Recreational Development Committees.
Scavello was first elected in a special election held April 23, 2002 to replace Chris Wogan, who was elected to serve on the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The combination of Wogan's resignation and statewide redistricting eliminated the Philadelphia district and triggered a special election for the new district in Monroe County. Scavello defeated Democrat Joseph Battisto with over 60% of the vote to take the seat. He was elected to a full term in the 2004 general election and has been re-elected to each succeeding session of the House.
He lives in Mount Pocono with his wife Mary Ann, and has two grown daughters. In his free time, Scavello volunteers with many community groups.
- "Profile-Mario Scavello". Pennsylvania Report. Archived from the original on March 9, 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
- "2002 Special Election for the 176th Legislative District". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004.
- Coombe, Tom (4 November 2014). "Mario Scavello wins race for Pennsylvania Senate seat". WFMZ. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
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