HARRISBURG – State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) was sworn in to his third term in the state Senate, representing Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna (parts) and Union counties, during a ceremony today in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Senator Yaw was joined by approximately 40 friends and family for his swearing-in ceremony. Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Sallie Updyke Mundy administered the oath of office.
“I want to thank the residents of the 23rd Senatorial District for again placing trust in me to represent their interests in Harrisburg,” Sen. Yaw said. “Being elected to the state Senate is an incredible honor and I am extremely proud to have earned their support. I would like to thank my family, friends and those who volunteered their time to work towards a better Pennsylvania. There are many important issues that need to be addressed by the legislature during the 2017-18 session and, I believe that by continuing to work together, we can make our state a better place to live, work and raise our families.”
Prior to running for the Senate, Yaw served as Lycoming County solicitor for 17 years and was named County Solicitor of the Year in 2004. He has also served as general counsel to the Pennsylvania College of Technology for more than 20 years and now serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of that institution.
Senator Yaw is a member of the Lycoming Law Association and Pennsylvania Bar Association, Board of Directors of the Lycoming Law Association Foundation, Inc., and a former member with 17 years of service to the Board of Directors of Susquehanna Legal Services. He serves as “Of Counsel” with McCormick Law Firm in Williamsport, a prominent firm which has been in continuous existence for 150 years.
A U.S. Army veteran, Yaw graduated from Montoursville High School, attended Bucknell University, and earned degrees from Lycoming College and the American University School of Law in Washington, D.C.
Sen. Yaw is married to Ann S. Pepperman, Esquire and has two children, Scott and Mackenzie, and two grandchildren.
With Yaw’s swearing in, Senate Republicans maintain a 34 to 16 majority, the largest margin since the Eisenhower Administration.L to R: Tracey Yaw (daughter-in-law), Sydney Yaw (granddaughter), Sam Yaw (granddaughter), Scott Yaw (son), Senator Gene Yaw, Ann Pepperman (wife) & Mackenzie Yaw (daughter) prior to the Senate Swearing-In Ceremony at the State Capitol Building.
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff