Thomas W. Druce

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Thomas W. Druce
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 144th district
In office
January 5, 1993[1] – September 25, 2000[2]
Preceded by Jean Wilson
Succeeded by Katharine M. Watson
Constituency Part of Bucks County
Personal details
Born (1961-06-18) June 18, 1961 (age 55)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Amy Schreiber
Alma mater Westminster College
Occupation Legislator

Thomas W. Druce (born 18 June 1961) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He represented the 144th legislative district.[3]

He graduated from William Tennent High School in 1979 and from Westminster College (Pennsylvania) in 1983. He was sworn into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1993.

In 2000, he pled guilty to leaving the scene of a 1999 fatal accident which caused the death of Kenneth R. Cains, a 42 year old former Marine, and served two years in a minimum security prison at Laurel Highlands.[4][5][6] The forensic investigation of the case was the subject of an episode of Forensic Files. Druce initially filed a false insurance report, claiming that the black Jeep leased to him by Pennsylvania taxpayers was damaged when he struck a traffic barrel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. After having the vehicle repaired, Druce returned the car to the leasing company, and it was eventually sold.

In exchange for pleading guilty to leaving the scene of an accident, evidence tampering and insurance fraud, Druce served two years in prison, paid a civil fine of $100,000 to the victim's family, and resigned from office.

He is now a public policy consultant for Phoenix Strategy Group.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Session of 1993 - 177th of the General Assembly - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1993-01-03. 
  2. ^ "Session of 2000 - 184th of the General Assembly - No.42" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2000-09-25. 
  3. ^ "Thomas W. Druce (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-01-15. 
  4. ^ Cox, Harold (November 3, 2004). "Pennsylvania House of Representatives - 1999-2000" (PDF). Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  5. ^ Infield, Tom (25 February 2006). "Former Pa. lawmaker wins parole". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Thomas Druce Released from Prison". Associated Press. 2006-03-13. 
  7. ^ Tom Druce - LinkedIn profile