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politician , member of the Pennsylvania State Senate , member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

John R. Gordner, American state legislator. Recipient Guardian Small Business award, National.Fedn. Indiana Business. Member of Center Rural Pennsylvania, Columbia County Pennsylvania Bar Association, Berwick Junior Chamber of Commerce, Berwick Rotary Club, America Red Cross, Greater Berwick Chapter, Berwick Area United Way (fund drive campaign chairman 1990), Columbia Company Farm Bureau (associate).


Gordner, John R. was born on January 5, 1962 in Berwick, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carol L. and Shirley Kishbaugh Gordner.


Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1983. Juris Doctor, Dickinson School Law, 1987.


He currently serves in the Pennsylvania State Senate and represents the 27th senatorial district. His district includes all of Montour County, Snyder County, Northumberland County, Columbia County and parts of Dauphin County and Luzerne County Gordner earned a Juris Doctor from the Dickinson School of Law and has served as a practicing attorney. Gordner was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1992 and served 11 years in that body.

He earned his current position in a special election in 2003, succeeding Ed Helfrick, who abruptly retired from the Senate earlier that year. Gordon is well-versed in the history, architecture and art of the Pennsylvania State Capital And Capital Complex Building. He currently serves as Chairman of the Capital Presevation Committee, and is working to keep the capital in prime condition and continuing the work of his two predecessors.


By Christ living within, and by the powerful work of the Holy Spirit, people can inadequately yet genuinely love and live in the spirit of God’s commands.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. During this change, the outward begins to reflect the inward and is something you will neither fear nor regret, but embrace.


Special master Columbia-Montour Area Agency on Aging, Pennsylvania. Assistant solicitorColumbia County Children and Youth Superior vena cava syndrome, Pennsylvania. Assistant public defender Columbia County.

State representative district 109 Pennsylvania House of Representatives, since 1993, member aging and youth, agriculture and rural affairs, business and economics development, majority policy committees, since 1993. Fund drive campaign chairman Berwick Area United Way, since 1990. Past vice president Berwick chapter American Red Cross.

Member Rotary, Junior Chamber of Commerce (president Berwick chapter 1988-1989), Delta Theta Phi.


Married Lori D. Lindenmuth. Children: Allison, Cole.

Carl L. Gordner

Shirley Kishbaugh

Lori D. Lindenmuth

Allison Gordner

Cole Gordner