Richard Alloway

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Richard Alloway
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Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 33rd district
In office
January 6, 2009 February 28, 2019
Preceded by Terry Punt
Succeeded by Douglas V. Mastriano
Personal details
Political party Republican
Residence Hamilton Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Alma mater Shippensburg University
Widener University (JD)
OccupationLawyer
Website Pennsylvania State Senator Richard Alloway

Richard Alloway II is an American politician and lawyer. He is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He was elected to fill the seat of retiring senator Terry Punt.

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Early life and career

Alloway attended Chambersburg Area Senior High School and graduated in the class of 1986 before attending Shippensburg University and then Widener University Commonwealth Law School [1] He served as a magisterial district judge and on the staff of his predecessor, Terry Punt. [1] Alloway was a member of Downtown Chambersburg, Inc., and was the President of the Greene and Lurgan Township Lions Clubs. [1]

Political career

Alloway was first elected in 2008 to serve as the State Senator for the 33rd District, and was subsequently re-elected in 2012 and 2016. [1] Alloway became the Republican Caucus secretary in 2014, and was chosen again for the position in 2016 and 2018. [2]

In the Senate, Alloway served as the chair of the Game and Fisheries Committee, and was a well-known supporter of gun rights and for advocating for protecting animals from abuse. [3] Alloway introduced "Libre's Law," a bill that expanded protections for animals, namely dogs and horses, and granted civil immunity to those who report animal abuse "in good faith" to shield them from frivolous lawsuits. [4] The bill, which received bipartisan support, was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf in June 2017.

In January 2019, Alloway announced that he planned on resigning from the Senate, saying that he would like to return to private practice or consider becoming a lobbyist. [2] Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman scheduled the special election to fulfill the remainder of his term on May 21, coinciding with the 2019 Municipal Primary election.

Electoral history

Pennsylvania State Senate, District 33 General Election, 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Rich Alloway II 80,259 68.56%
Democratic Bruce Tushingham36,80431.44%
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 33 General Election, 2012
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Rich Alloway II 81,503 70.74%
Democratic Bruce Neylon33,71629.26%
Pennsylvania State Senate, District 33 General Election, 2016
PartyCandidateVotes%
Republican Rich Alloway II 99,377 100.00%

Source: [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Senate of Pennsylvania (2019). "Biography".
  2. 1 2 Alex J. Hayes (18 January 2019). "Alloway to resign from Pa. Senate". The Gettysburg Times.
  3. Charles Thompson (18 January 2019). "State Sen. Alloway plans to resign". PennLive.
  4. "Governor Wolf Signs Animal Cruelty Prevention Bill". June 28, 2017.
  5. "Official Election Returns" . Retrieved 20 January 2019.