Thomas W. Druce

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Thomas William Druce
Member of the PennsylvaniaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 144th district
In office
January 5, 1993 [1]  September 25, 2000 [2]
Preceded by Jean Wilson
Succeeded by Katharine M. Watson
ConstituencyPart of Bucks County
Personal details
Born (1961-06-18) June 18, 1961 (age 59)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)Amy Schreiber (divorced)
Children3 boys
Alma mater Westminster College
OccupationLegislator

Thomas William Druce (born June 18, 1961) is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He represented the 144th legislative district in Bucks County. [3]

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He graduated from William Tennent High School in 1979 and from Westminster College (Pennsylvania) in 1983. He was sworn into the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1993 and was elected to four terms.

In July 1999 while driving, Druce struck and killed 42-year-old Harrisburg pedestrian Kenneth Cains, an African-American former US Marine. He was committed and served time for this offense.

Death of Kenneth Cains

In July 1999 while driving, Druce struck and killed 42-year-old Harrisburg pedestrian Kenneth Cains, an African-American former US Marine.

After attempting to cover his tracks by repairing his Jeep SUV, filing a false accident claim with his insurance company and lying to police, Druce eventually pled guilty to a hit and run for leaving the scene of an accident, as well as insurance fraud and tampering with evidence.

Although he admitted to a night of drinking before the hit-and-run, he was able to avoid additional drunk driving charges because too much time had passed to test his blood-alcohol level. He was sentenced to two to four years at SCI Laurel Highlands. [4] [5]

This crime was the subject of an episode of Forensic Files titled "Capitol Crimes". [6]

Later

According to the information Druce posted on the LinkedIn site, as of February 2020, principal of Phoenix Strategy Group, "a research and public policy firm" and doing business development for Pennsylvania Water Specialities Company. [7]

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References

  1. "Session of 1993 - 177th of the General Assembly - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1993-01-03.
  2. "Session of 2000 - 184th of the General Assembly - No.42" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2000-09-25.
  3. "Thomas W. Druce (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-01-15.
  4. "Ex-Rep. Druce heads back to prison". Pocono Record . AP. 7 May 2004. Archived from the original on 23 July 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2017.
  5. | January 7, 2011 | Ex-Rep. Druce heads back to prison |
  6. Thomas Druce: The Epilogue
  7. Tom Druce - LinkedIn profile