Rep. Steve Samuelson's Biography

Rep. Steve Samuelson is the Democratic Majority Chair of the House Finance Committee. He was previously Democratic Chair of the House Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.

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 / Rent Rebate applications.

Before being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1998, Rep. Samuelson was a legislative aide and clerk to the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners for 9 years, 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, and was a reporter for the former Globe-Times newspaper.

A Bethlehem resident, Rep. Samuelson is a graduate of Liberty High School and earned a bachelor's degree in government from Lehigh University. He 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, a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, and a volunteer for Freedom High School Theatre.

He is the father of two grown children, Molly and Michael.