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John Gordner

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John Gordner
Pennsylvania State Senate District 27
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$82,026/year
Per diem$159/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Bachelor'sDickinson College, 1983
J.D.Dickinson School of Law, 1987
BirthdayJanuary 5, 1962
Place of birthBerwick, PA
Office website
John Gordner has been a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate since 2003. Gordner won a special election in 2003. Gordner was re-elected in November of 2008 and 2012 with his term expiring in 2016. Gordner also served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003.

Gordner graduated from Dickson College with his Bachelor's Degree in 1983 and his Juris Doctor Degree in 1987. Gordner is a practicing Attorney in addition to being a Senator.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Gordner served on the following committees:

Pennsylvania Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor & Industry, Chair
Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, Vice Chair
Community, Economic & Recreational Development
Capitol Preservation


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Gordner served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Gordner served on these committees:



See also: Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2012

Gordner ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania Senate District 27. Gordner ran unchallenged in the April 24 primary and was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1][2]

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Gordner Incumbent 100% 75,667
Total Votes 75,667


On November 4, 2008, Gordner was re-elected to Pennsylvania State Senate District 27.[3]

Gordner raised $70,865 for this campaign[4] in which he ran unopposed.

Pennsylvania State Senate District 27
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png GORDNER, JOHN R. (R) 79,985

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Gordner raised $70,865 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
PPL Corp. $3,000
Pennsylvania State Education Association $2,800
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society $2,000
Geisinger Health System $1,870
S.R. Wojdak & Associates $1,500
Crisci Associates $1,500
Triad Strategies $1,500
Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association $1,000
Pennsylvania Bar Association $1,000
Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties $1,000

District 27

Gordner represents Pennsylvania Senate District 27. District 27 includes Columbia, Dauphin, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, and Snyder Counties[6].


John is married to Lori Gordner. They have two children and reside in Berwick, Pennsylvania.

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