Mike Regan (politician)

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Mike Regan
Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 31st district
Assumed office
January 3, 2017
Preceded by Pat Vance
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 92nd district
In office
January 1, 2013[1] – November 30, 2016
Preceded by Scott Perry
Succeeded by Dawn Keefer
Personal details
Born (1961-09-10) September 10, 1961 (age 57)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Fran Regan
Residence Carroll Township, York County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Albright College

Michael "Mike" Regan (born September 10, 1961) is a Pennsylvania politician and former U.S. Marshal. A Republican, he is the Pennsylvania State Senator from the 31st district. Prior to that, he served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 92nd district from 2013 to 2016.[2]

Early life and law enforcement career[edit]

Regan graduated from Cedar Cliff High School and received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Albright College. He began a career in law enforcement, serving as a US Marshal in Miami before returning to fill this same role in South Central Pennsylvania in 1990. In 2002, Regan was appointed as the U.S. Marshal for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, which required a nomination by President George W. Bush and a confirmation by the United States Senate. In 2011, Regan retired from federal service and was appointed as Deputy Inspector General of Pennsylvania by Governor Tom Corbett.

Pennsylvania State Representative[edit]

In 2012, Regan was elected to serve the 92nd District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Regan won the Republican primary election with 35.6% of the vote among five candidates. He then defeated a Democrat in the general election with 71.7% of the vote.

In 2014, Regan won reelection to his House seat, running unopposed in both the primary and general elections.

2016 Pennsylvania State Senate Campaign[edit]

In August, 2015, Regan announced that he was running for District 31 of the Pennsylvania Senate. In the Republican primary election, Regan faced dentist Brice Arndt, former NFL player Jon Ritchie, and attorney Scott Harper. In early 2016, Regan made headlines by hiring former Penn State Football player Adam Breneman as his campaign manager, who was just 20 years old at the time.[3] Regan went on to win the primary election with 52% of the vote. Many political pundits called the primary campaign one of the most competitive Republican primaries in recent history.[4]

Regan was officially elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2016, defeating Democrat John Bosha with 65% of the vote.[5]

Pennsylvania State Senator[edit]

Regan was sworn in as the Senator for Pennsylvania's 31st Senatorial District in January 2017.

Senator Regan currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Senate's Communications & Technology Committee. He is also a member of the Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee, Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee, Law & Justice Committee, State Government Committee, and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2013 - 197TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2013-01-01.
  2. ^ http://www.house.state.pa.us/BMC/Bios/PDF/2455.PDF
  3. ^ http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2740830-how-adam-breneman-went-from-retired-psu-savior-to-politics-to-umass-all-american
  4. ^ https://www.ydr.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/26/rep-mike-regan-wins-pa-senate-seat/82796782/
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania 31st District State Senate Results: Mike Regan Wins". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  6. ^ http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/senate_bio.cfm?id=1646

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