PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Republican Paul Schemel is seeking reelection on November 8 in the 90th House district and is running unopposed in the primary.
There are no Democratic candidates.
Thanks to redistricting, the 90th district now includes the entire southern portion of Franklin County after the shift of the borough of Mercersburg and the townships of Montgomery, Peters, and Warren from the 78th District.
The 90th District also lost Hamilton Township to the reformed 89th District.
Schemel was first elected in 2014 and has been serving the 90th District since. Prior to this, he served six years on the Greencastle Borough Council. During his time on the Borough Council, Schemel was elected vice president of the Council and chairman of the Public Safety Committee.
He currently serves on the House State Government Committee, the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, the Health Committee, and the House Judiciary Committee.
Schemel was also selected to serve as a chairman to the subcommittee on health care.
Schemel has a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and a Master of Business Administration in contract management from the University of Dallas in Texas, a Juris Doctor from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., and an international diploma in restorative justice from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., Canada.
He is also a partner in the Franklin County law firm of Dick, Stein, Schemel, Wine & Frey, LLP, where he began his legal career in 1999. He worked for the U.S. State Department for one year in Iraq as an advisor on local government.
Schemel serves on the boards of directors of both Summit Health and Waynesboro Hospital.