Mario Scavello

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Mario Scavello
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Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 40th district
Assumed office
January 6th, 2015
Preceded byRandy Vulakovich
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 176th district
In office
Preceded byChristopher Wogan
Succeeded byJack Rader
Personal details
Born (1952-05-09) May 9, 1952 (age 67)
Cosenza, Italy
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Ann
ChildrenMelissa, Michelle
ResidenceMount Pocono, Pennsylvania

Mario Scavello (born May 9, 1952) 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.


Prior to his election to the State House, Scavello was the mayor of Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania and former chairman of the Monroe County Board of Commissioners.

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.[1] Scavello defeated a former representative, Democrat Joseph Battisto with over 60% of the vote to take the seat.[2] He was elected to a full term in November, 2002, and served six full terms in the House until he decided to run for the newly created 40th Senate District, which was moved from Allegheny County to Monroe and Northampton counties.

Scavello ran for and was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in the 2014 election.[3] Scavello defeated Democrat Mark Aurand. On November 6, 2018, Scavello won his re-election bid against Democrat Tarah Probst.[4]


Scavello is a graduate of Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx, New York and attended the City University of New York.

He lives in Mount Pocono with his wife Mary Ann, and has two grown daughters.


  1. ^ "Profile-Mario Scavello". Pennsylvania Report. Archived from the original on March 9, 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-06.
  2. ^ "2002 Special Election for the 176th Legislative District". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-09.
  3. ^ Coombe, Tom (4 November 2014). "Mario Scavello wins race for Pennsylvania Senate seat". WFMZ. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  4. ^ Esack, Steve; Merlin, Michelle (7 November 2018). "Results of PA Senate, House races across Lehigh Valley and state". Allentown Morning Call. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

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