John Perzel

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John Perzel
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Pennsylvania State House District 172
Former member
In office
1979-2010
PartyRepublican
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 7, 1950
ProfessionLegislator
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John Perzel (b. January 7, 1950) was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing District 172.

Perzel attended Temple University, Enterprise Junior College, and Auburn University. He then received his B.A. from Troy State University in 1975.

In 1979, Perzel joined the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He served in that position until 2010, representing the 172nd District.

Committee assignments

2009-2010

While a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Perzel served on the following committees:

Elections

2010

See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2010

Perzel lost his bid for re-election to the 172nd District seat in 2010. He defeated Joseph Gaynor in the primary election, receiving 2,147 votes while Gaynor received 807. Perzel lost to Democrat Kevin Boyle in the general election which took place on November 2, 2010.[1]

Pennsylvania State House, District 172
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Boyle (D) 9,131 53.7%
John Perzel (R) 7,872 46.3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Perzel won re-election to the 172nd District seat of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He received 18,507 votes, defeating Democrat Richard Costello (9,654).[2]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 172
Candidates Votes Percent
John M. Perzel (R) Green check mark transparent.png 18,507 65.7%
Richard B. Costello (D) 11,646 34.3%

Controversies

Sentenced to prison

Perzel was sentenced to up to five years in prison on March 21, 2012 after admitting he used public funds for a computerized election system in order to help Republicans will elections.[3]

Personal

Perzel and his wife, Sheryl Stokes, have four children.

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Preceded by
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Pennsylvania House Of Representatives District 172
1979–2010
Succeeded by
Kevin Boyle (D)