In November of 2022, John Schlegel was elected to serve the citizens of Lebanon County’s 101st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Schlegel has served as high school teacher, coach, school administrator and active community volunteer in Lebanon County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Kutztown University, a master’s degree in education counseling from Millersville University and a doctorate in education administration from Temple University.
Now retired, Schlegel taught American history and coached in Northern Lebanon School District. He served as assistant principal at Steelton-Highspire Junior/Senior High School, principal at Palmyra High School and Swatara Junior High School, and as the director of secondary education at Cornwall Lebanon School District.
As state representative, Schlegel will focus on controlling state spending, ensuring election integrity and providing a quality education system for Pennsylvania school children. He will also work to protect long-term care and at-home services for senior citizens, as well as our constitutional rights to free speech and bear arms. He will work collaboratively with his House colleagues for the betterment of his constituents and all Pennsylvanians.
Closer to home, he plans to continue his involvement with several community groups, including the American Heart Association of Lebanon County, Lebanon County Christian Ministries and Zion of Iona United Methodist Church Council of Lebanon County.
He and his wife, Ruth Ann, live in Cornwall Borough. They have two adult sons and five grandchildren.