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|Pennsylvania State House District 172|
|Date of birth||January 7, 1950|
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.
While a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Perzel served on the following committees:
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.
|Pennsylvania State House, District 172|
|Kevin Boyle (D)||9,131||53.7%|
|John Perzel (R)||7,872||46.3%|
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 172|
|John M. Perzel (R)||18,507||65.7%|
|Richard B. Costello (D)||11,646||34.3%|
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.
Perzel and his wife, Sheryl Stokes, have four children.
- Pennsylvania House of Representatives - Rep. John Perzel
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
|Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 172
| Succeeded by|
Kevin Boyle (D)
State of Pennsylvania
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