Senate Republicans Welcome Senator-elect Chris Gebhard

HARRISBURG – Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) and Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39) today welcomed Senator-elect Chris Gebhard of the 48th Senatorial District to the Senate Republican caucus.

The 48th District includes all of Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York counties.

For 25 years, Gebhard worked in the insurance industry, both as an insurance carrier and an agent. Currently, he owns a business employing more than 10 people: Hoaster Gebhard & Co. He is a lifelong resident of the 48th District and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

As a community leader, he is serving on the board of the Lebanon Lions Club, the Lebanon Community Library, Mt. Gretna Theatre and Lebanon County Health Facilities Authority. He previously served as a chairman and board member of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.

During his time in office, Gebhard wants to ensure Pennsylvania has fair and honest elections; reopen the Commonwealth’s economy and schools; help small business owners recover from Gov. Tom Wolf’s draconian lockdown orders; and replace the governor’s tax-and-spend budget proposal with a fiscally responsible budget that puts families and taxpayers first.

Gebhard was elected to serve the 48th District in a special election following the passing of Senator Dave Arnold. The current term will conclude in December of 2022.

With the addition of Gebhard, voters have given Senate Republicans a 28-21 majority in the State Senate, with one independent member who caucuses with Senate Republicans. 


Jason Thompson (Corman)

Erica Clayton Wright (Ward)

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