Mario Scavello

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Mario Scavello
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate from the 40th district
Assumed office
January 6th, 2015
Preceded by Randy Vulakovich
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 176th district
In office
Preceded by Christopher Wogan
Succeeded by Jack Rader
Personal details
Born (1952-05-09) May 9, 1952 (age 63)
Cosenza, Italy
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Ann
Children Melissa, Michelle
Residence Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
Occupation Legislator

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.


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 Democrat Joseph Battisto with over 60% of the vote to take the seat.[2] He was elected to a full term in the 2004 general election and has been re-elected to each succeeding session of the House.

Scavello ran for and was elected to the Pennsylvania State Senate in the 2014 election.[3] Scavello defeated Democrat Mark Aurand.


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. In his free time, Scavello volunteers with many community groups.


  1. ^ "Profile-Mario Scavello". Pennsylvania Report. Retrieved 2008-11-06. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2002 Special Election for the 176th Legislative District". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. 
  3. ^ Coombe, Tom (4 November 2014). "Mario Scavello wins race for Pennsylvania Senate seat". WFMZ. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 

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