State Senator Jake Corman
Jacob Doyle "Jake" Corman III, of Centre County, was elected to the Senate of
Pennsylvania in 1998 and is now serving his fourth consecutive term. Senator
Corman represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes all of Juniata,
Perry and portions of Centre, Mifflin, and Union Counties.
Senator Corman is currently the chairman of the Senate Appropriations
Committee. He also serves as a member of the Banking and Insurance, Education,
Game and Fisheries, Rules and Executive Nominations, and State Government
Senator Corman obtained an Associate Degree in Communications from the
Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the
Pennsylvania State University.
His hands-on experiences in state and federal government have made him one of
the General Assembly’s foremost authorities on public policy issues. He has put
these resources to work as the former Majority Policy Chairman while quickly
ascending the ranks of Senate Republican leadership.
In 2009, Corman was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the
Senate Appropriations Committee, one of the most powerful of the standing
committees. The committee reviews all legislation for its fiscal impact and
plays a crucial role in developing the state budget. In his role as Chairman,
Corman has fought against tax increases and pushed for lower spending and
greater fiscal restraint. He believes that state government should live within
its means – just as Pennsylvania families do.
Corman has also worked to enact major government reforms such as the
Right-to-Know Law, the Privacy and Security Legislative Act and the Mandate
Senator Corman continues to advocate for ways to develop Pennsylvania's
workforce and strengthen the state's economy. His steadfast commitment to
revitalizing business and industry in the Commonwealth has resulted in the
creation of thousands of jobs for working-class Pennsylvanians.
In addition, Senator Corman has played a leading role in shaping solutions to
economic and health care issues in Pennsylvania. His leadership has resulted in
increased access to the Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly
(PACE) program for senior citizens.
Senator Corman is married to Kelli Corman. They are the parents of three
children, Isabella, Davis and Jacob Corman. Senator and Mrs. Corman reside in
Bellefonte, Centre County.