John Eichelberger was re-elected in 2014 to his third term in the Pennsylvania Senate. John has a reputation as one of the most fiscal and social conservative members of the Senate and has rallied the government reform movement in Harrisburg. He is a staunch advocate for government accountability and fiscal restraint, a guardian of family values, and an uncompromising supporter of human life.
Setting an example for others to follow, John has adopted many cost-cutting procedures within his offices to save taxpayer money. He drives his own blue pickup truck and does not request reimbursement for eligible in-district mileage. He returns his Cost of Living Adjustment to the state each year. His responsible spending has saved an estimated $1 million over his first two terms.
John has been recognized for his work on behalf of local government and business. He has received numerous awards, including the “Guardian of Small Business Award” from the National Federation of Independent Business for each of the past four legislative sessions, the “Legislative Service Award” from the Pennsylvania Municipal League, and the “Conservative Excellence Award” from the American Conservative Union.
John is the Chair of the Education Committee and Vice Chair of the Banking & Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations, Finance, Judiciary, and Local Government committees.
John is known for writing a daily blog, posted on his website and Facebook page, to help keep constituents in touch with their state government.
John earned his B.A. in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1985. He is an avid runner and outdoorsman. John remains active in numerous community causes and civic and religious organizations. He and his son Johnny (John H., III) are accomplished musicians. Johnny graduated from the University of Texas School of Law and is currently an attorney with Schwartz, Page & Harding, LLP in Houston, TX. John’s wife Charlotte is best known as the health reporter for WTAJ-TV. Their extended family includes a rescued Airedale Terrier, Lillie, and a puppy Airedale, Oakley. The Eichelbergers live in Blair Township, Blair County.