First elected in 2020, Rep. Joe Kerwin remains committed to defending our right to keep and bear arms, protecting the unborn, honoring and assisting veterans, reducing taxes and regulation, and providing high-quality constituent services within the 125th Legislative District.

Rep. Kerwin grew up in Lykens and graduated from Upper Dauphin Area High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, a juris doctorate from Dickinson School of Law and a master’s of public administration from University of Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 2019 and previously worked as a criminal prosecutor.

Rep. Kerwin enlisted in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at age 19 and continues to serve. In late 2023, he deployed to the Horn of Africa with Task Force Paxton, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in support of Operation Enduring Freedom-Horn of Africa. He graduated from numerous professional military schools, including Army Ranger School and Army Airborne School.

The representative is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, American Legion Post 239, National Rifle Association, Catholic War Veterans of America, Pennsylvania House Second Amendment Caucus, and Short Mountain Conservation Club.

Rep. Kerwin lives in Upper Paxton Township.