Rep. Steve Samuelson's Biography

Rep. Steve Samuelson is the Democratic Chairman of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee, a committee he has served on since first becoming the state representative for the 135th Legislative District in 1999.

Serving the state's senior citizens has always been a priority for Rep. Samuelson. Every year his constituent services office assists more than 900 residents with their property tax and rent rebate forms.

Before being elected to the Pa. House of Representatives, Rep. Samuelson was a legislative aide and clerk to the board for the Lehigh County Commissioners from 1989 to 1998, an experience giving him a great understanding of the challenges facing local governments. Rep. Samuelson also served as a legislative assistant to state Reps. Paul McHale and Karen Ritter.

A Bethlehem resident, Rep. Samuelson earned a bachelor's degree in government from Lehigh University and is a graduate of Leadership Lehigh Valley. He has always been active in his community having served as a PTA Board member at Spring Garden Elementary School, president of the Bethlehem Area Jaycees and a board member of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley.

He and his wife, Tracy, are the parents of Molly and Michael.