Rep. Ron Marsico represents the 105th Legislative District in Pennsylvania, which includes Lower Paxton, 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 28 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.
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 made the cyber bullying of a child a punishable offense. This would include the use of electronic communications to repeatedly make statements or offer opinions about a child’s sexuality or sexual activity or make statements about a child’s physical characteristics or mental health that are intended to and would cause serious emotional distress to a child.
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 and as a member of the Transportation Committee.
Graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and The Ohio State University.
He and his wife, Elaine, have two children, Kelly and Wayde, and four grandchildren.