About Tina First elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2000, Tina is now serving in her 12th term representing the 110th Legislative District, which includes parts of Bradford County and all of Wyoming County. During the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Tina has been reappointed as Republican chair of the House Insurance Committee, which helps to oversee the Pennsylvania Insurance Department and ensure any legislation pertaining to insurance matters under consideration in the House is studied with extreme care, especially regarding its potential impact on consumers. She also serves as Republican chair of the House Committee on Committees, which is responsible for recommending the names of members to serve on House standing committees. Tina has been the prime sponsor of 18 bills that have become Pennsylvania law. During the 2021-22 legislative session, she sponsored Act 76 of 2022, which allowed for the expanded use of telehealth technology in the treatment of mental health patients, and Act 46 of 2021, which modernized the insurance license application process by allowing for electronic dissemination of national criminal history records. Tina has also authored two other insurance bills that seek to help families and consumers. Act 84 of 2015, which extended the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for two more years while transferring the initiative to the Department of Human Services for better coordination of care and cost-savings. Act 30 of 2015 gave life insurance companies the option to send policies and annuities to their customers electronically, if so chosen by the consumer. Other laws she has sponsored include Act 152 of 2014, which required a formal method for the expiration of natural gas leases; and Act 173 of 2014, which allowed holders of leases for unconventional wells to access timelier production reports, as the law required well operators to file monthly reports to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Tina fought for years to enact Act 76 of 2012, which gave small businesses a voice in the development of state regulations. Other laws she authored clarified the Commonwealth’s Clean and Green Law with respect to lands that are sites for active gas and oil wells; increased criminal penalties for stealing anhydrous ammonia; made it easier for prisoners of war to receive hunting and fishing licenses; and helped to prevent the spread of rabies. For her pro-business efforts, Tina has been honored repeatedly with the Guardian of Small Business award by the Pennsylvania chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. Tina is a member of the Agriculture Caucus, Cancer Caucus, Local Tax Reform Caucus, Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, Autism Caucus, Rural Health Caucus, Firefighters and Emergency Services Caucus, Career and Technical Education, Early Childhood Education, Cultural Arts, Timber Caucus, Ladies of the House Caucus, Second Amendment Caucus, and Diabetes Caucus. She also serves on the Small Business Advocacy Council and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Before being elected to the House of Representatives in 2000, she served as a Bradford County commissioner from 1996 to 2000. In addition to her elected offices, Tina has held many other public service positions, including being a board member of the Area Agency on Aging, the Northern Tier Regional Planning Commission, and the Endless Mountains Tourism Board. She also serves on the Wysox Municipal Sewer Authority and is a past president of the Central Bradford Chamber of Commerce. Tina is further involved in her community by virtue of her service as past president and member of the Towanda Lions Club and as vice president of partners in Family and Community Development. She also served as a board member of the Bradford County Young Men’s Christian Association and is a trustee for Guthrie Healthcare. Tina also brings to the table extensive experience in small business. She founded and operated the Fireplace Restaurant in Tunkhannock and the Williamston Inn in Wysox. Tina resides in Towanda, and she has one daughter, Lynne, and a granddaughter, Annabella.