Rep. Jaret Gibbons' Biography

Rep. Gibbons with his wife Jennifer and his family on the day he was sworn in for his fifth term representing the 10th Legislative District.

Rep. Jaret Gibbons (D-10, Lawrence/Beaver/Butler)is a native of Ellwood City, Lawrence County. He was locally educated, graduating from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science and business administration from Duquesne University, graduating summa cum laude. Gibbons graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate and Certificate in Comparative and International Law. During that time, he served as editor-in-chief of the legal journal the Pittsburgh Tax Review.

Professional Experience

Gibbons' government and legal experiences prepared him to handle the task of representing the 10th Legislative District. His experience in state government began when he received an undergraduate fellowship award through the James A. Finnegan Foundation to work with the Pennsylvania Department of State's Bureau of Elections. He later worked in the district office of a state senator in Allegheny County. While working his way through college, Gibbons gained local government experience in the finance department of a large municipality in Allegheny County where he managed an account project for the municipal government. Prior to his election, Gibbons worked with multiple law firms throughout the greater Pittsburgh region in a variety of practice areas. He is a Pennsylvania licensed attorney and a member of both the Pennsylvania and Beaver County bar associations.

Community Activities

Gibbons is also active in his local community. He is a member of the Ellwood City Sons of Italy Lodge 608, Ellwood City Wolves Club Den II, Ellwood City Elks Lodge 1356, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 93, Ellwood City Historical Society, Civil Air Patrol (Major in the Legislative Wing), People Concerned for the Unborn Child (New Castle Chapter), Ellwood City Lodge No. 599 F. & A.M., National Rifle Association, Ellwood-Wampum Rod and Gun Club and Slippery Rock Sportsmen’s Club. Gibbons is a member of the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church where he is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Name Society. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership and the James A. Finnegan Foundation.

Family Life

Gibbons resides in Franklin Township, Beaver County with his wife Jennifer, daughter Annabella, son Preston, and their two coonhound dogs, Max and Lily. He is the son of Carol Gibbons and the late Ralph Gibbons, Jr. of Ellwood City.

Legislative Caucuses

Gibbons is a member of the Southwest and Northwest Democratic caucuses, as well as a variety of bipartisan legislative caucuses, including: Second Amendment, Sportsmen’s, Pro-Life, Firefighters and Emergency Services, Early Childhood Education, Property Tax Relief, Community College, Oil and Gas, Coal, Steel, Autism, Alzheimer’s, Arthritis and Osteoporosis, Lupus, Antique and Classic Car, PA Fair, Alternative Energy, Irish, Italian-American, Veterans and Bipartisan Reform caucuses.