Rep. Ron Marsico represents the 105th Legislative District in Pennsylvania, which includes Lower Paxton, East Hanover, South Hanover and West Hanover Townships.
First elected to the state House of Representatives in 1988
Senior Dauphin County House member
Dean of the 25 member, eight county South Central Caucus
Wrote 21 bills that have become law - including those that stiffen the death penalty, strengthen Megan’s Law, get heroin dealers off the streets by strengthening penalties and crack down on unwanted invasions of privacy.
Additionally, Ron created two laws protecting children. One law creates safe havens for unwanted infants at Pennsylvania hospitals while the other increases penalties for raping a child under the age of 13. His latest legislation established a task force to conduct a thorough and comprehensive review to ascertain any inadequacies relating to the mandatory reporting of child abuse and restore public confidence in the ability of the Commonwealth to protect victims of child abuse.
Public safety, job creation and improving transportation have been top priorities for Ron.
To make highways safer, Ron led the successful effort to increase the size of the Pennsylvania State Police force so more officers will be available to patrol the state’s highways and communities. He has helped bring millions of dollars in new state funding for better and safer roads and bridges and to reduce traffic congestion. He also helped get funding for noise barriers to enhance the quality of life for people along Interstate 81.
Ron has supported legislation addressing business tax reform and private sector infrastructure development. He would like to level the playing field for job creators, improve the business climate, encourage businesses to stay here and create family sustaining jobs.
He has created legislation as part of the House Republican’s Welfare Reform Package. This package includes a variety of reforms to make the Department of Public Welfare more efficient and accountable. His legislation would require proof of citizenship prior to receiving public benefits.
Ron’s most recent legislation to become law requires that at least one member of the State Civil Service Commission to be a veteran. This ensures that the commission will thoroughly understand veterans’ preference and other issues concerning veterans and required hiring practices.
He also sponsored legislation recently to update the Adam Walsh Act, which is the law that provides for a national sex offender registry and fought for the implementation of legislation that closed loopholes in Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.
Currently serves as Majority Chair of the House Judiciary Committee. Also serves on the House Transportation Committee and the House Rules Committee.
Graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and The Ohio State University
He and his wife, Elaine, have two children, Kelly and Wayde, and three grandchildren
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