Rep. Scott Conklin's Biography
Rep. H. Scott Conklin (D-Centre) is a member of the Pa. House of Representatives since 2006. He is a Rush Township resident and has been married to his wife, Terri, since 1984. They have one son, Spencer, who was born in 1987.
In the state House, he serves on the committees on Education, where he is the Democratic Subcommittee chair on Higher Education; Appropriations; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; and Urban Affairs. He also serves on the House Democratic Policy Committee, and is a member of the Lupus and Alzheimer's Awareness caucuses as well as several others.
Before being elected to the state House in 2006, Conklin served as Centre County Commissioner for seven years. During his tenure as commissioner, he served as board chairman and chairman of the Salary Board, Retirement Board, Employee Benefits Trust, and Board of Assessment. Other county boards Conklin served on included Elections, Emergency Communications, Criminal Justice Advisory, Prison, SuperFund Amendments Reauthorization Act of 1986-Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Finance Committee.
Conklin's community involvement stems from his positions on various community boards and within organizations including the Bellefonte/Intervalley Chamber, Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, Centre Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, C-Net and the United Way. He is a member of the Elks, the Pomona Grange, and the Mosquito Creek and Three Points Sportsmen's clubs. He also is a past member of the Builders Association of Central Pennsylvania.
Conklin is a member of the United Methodist Church. He and Terri are the owners of Conklin's Corner Antique Mall in Philipsburg.