John Lawrence was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2010 to serve the people of the 13th Legislative District in Chester County. A lifelong resident of southern Chester County, John is committed to holding the line on taxes, reducing government spending and waste, and improving the climate for small businesses here in Pennsylvania. The son of a small businessman and grandson of a dairy farmer, John grew up with a firsthand view of the challenges faced by the owners of local, family-run businesses.
John has been outspoken in the need for government reform. He has authored legislation combining redundant government services and directing an audit of every bureau, commission, and agency of state government. Leading by example, John declines a state pension, state car, per-diems, and other “perks” awarded to legislators.
This session, John serves on four committees in the House – Finance, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Health and Commerce. Rep. Lawrence has also been appointed by the Speaker as chair of the Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development. Prior to his election to the state House, he worked in the private sector as an account officer for J.P. Morgan Chase. He is a graduate of Wilmington Christian School in Hockessin, Delaware, and Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business.
John is active in a number of local organizations and serves on the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University. A member and Sunday school teacher at Sycamore Hill Church in Hockessin, Delaware, he resides in West Grove with his wife, Rebecca, and their two daughters.
The 13th Legislative District is comprised of East Nottingham, Elk, Franklin, Highland, Londonderry, London Grove, Lower Oxford, New London, Penn, Upper Oxford, West Fallowfield, and West Nottingham townships; Atglen, Oxford, and West Grove boroughs in Chester County, along with Sadsbury Township and Christiana Borough in Lancaster County.
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