Biography

A lifelong resident of Cambria County, Wayne Langerholc, Jr. was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2016.

In the 2017-2018 session, he serves as the vice-chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, as well as a member of the Appropriations, Judiciary, Game and Fisheries, Local Government, and Aging and Youth Committees.

His legal and local government experience have helped to inform and inspire his actions to lower taxes, create jobs, maximize public safety and improve the quality of life in Bedford, Cambria and Clearfield counties, and the Commonwealth as a whole.

Wayne dedicated his career to protecting families and seeking justice for innocent victims of crime as a Cambria County Assistant District Attorney. He also worked to protect local taxpayers while serving as a Richland Township supervisor. Born and raised in Richland Township in the heart of the 35th Senatorial District, Wayne understands the opportunities and challenges faced by the region and the Commonwealth, and has consistently fought for jobs, government reform and public safety.

As an Assistant District Attorney, Wayne served as the lead prosecutor for the Cambria County Drug Task Force, where he maintained an unblemished 100% felony trial conviction record while working to keep our families and children safe. He earned a reputation as being tough on violent offenders, compassionate toward crime victims, and dedicated to teaching our children the dangers of drugs and alcohol.  His legislative priority remains fighting crime and curbing the heroin and opioid drug epidemic.

Wayne is a graduate of Richland High School, Juniata College, and Widener School of Law.  He and his fiancée Cortney have three daughters.

The 35th District includes all of Cambria and Bedford Counties, and part of Clearfield County.