Rep. Joe Kerwin is serving his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives with a focus on defending our Second Amendment rights, protecting the unborn, reducing taxes and regulation and fighting the opioid epidemic.

Joe’s roots in the 125th Legislative District run deep. His great-grandfather was a coal miner in Schuylkill County and his grandfather opened a law office in Lykens, Dauphin County, in 1945. Joe’s family has a rich history of community involvement and service. His parents instilled in him a strong work ethic, conservative values and a duty to give back to his community.

Joe is a graduate of Upper Dauphin Area High School, Penn State University and Penn State Dickinson School of Law. Since 2012, he has served in the Pennsylvania National Guard and is a Captain with the 56th Stryker Brigade. Joe is a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School and Army Airborne School.

Before being elected to the House of Representatives, Joe served our community as a deputy district attorney in Dauphin County. As a criminal prosecutor he handled juvenile and adult offenses.

Joe is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Lykens, the Pottsville Area Development Corporation, Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, Short Mountain Conservation Club and the Tower City Loyal Order of the Moose-Lodge 1603.

Joe resides in Lykens.

The 125th Legislative District is comprised of part of Dauphin County, consisting of the townships of Lykens, Mifflin, Washington, Wiconisco and Williams and the boroughs of Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Lykens, Pillow and Williamstown. The district also includes part of Schuylkill County and consisting of the city of Pottsville (Wards 03 and 07) and the townships of Barry, Eldred, Frailey, Hegins, Hubley, North Manheim, Norwegian, Pine Grove, Porter, South Manheim, Tremont, Upper Mahantongo, Washington and Wayne and the boroughs of Auburn, Cressona, Landingville, Pine Grove, Schuylkill Haven, Tower City and Tremont.