Mark Keller brings a wealth of experience in local government to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Before his election to the House in 2005, Keller served as a Perry County commissioner for nine years and eight years as board chairman. He was also elected president of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania in 2004. From 1985 to 1996, Keller served on the Spring Township Board of Supervisors and also served as a Spring Township auditor from 1979 to 1985.

In 1996, Keller was chosen as the Perry County representative to the Harrisburg Area Transit Study (HATS) and served as chairman of the HATS coordinating committee for eight years.

During the 2015-16 legislative session, Keller has been appointed to serve on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs (vice-chairman), Game and Fisheries, Judiciary and Transportation (chairman of highways subcommittee) committees.

Keller has again been appointed to serve as a deputy whip by House Republican Whip Bryan Cutler. In this capacity, he handles a variety of responsibilities on the House floor, including assisting in member head counts and helping to promote certain issues facing the House of Representatives. Keller is also responsible for communicating his colleagues’ positions on issues and helping advance legislation that is important to the people of Pennsylvania.

Keller is chairman of the Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, which examines the standards of audits performed under the provisions of Section 10 of Article VIII of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, and recommends measures for the improvement of pre-auditing of the financial affairs of the Commonwealth.

In addition, he serves as the governor’s representative to the State Farm Products Show Commission.

Keller has been recognized for his commitment to agricultural education by being awarded the Honorary State FFA Degree. Keller was also recognized at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, as recipient of the Honorary American FFA Degree in 2014. Keller was acknowledged by the Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association for his significant leadership to develop appropriate legislative law without over-regulation. He was also honored by the County Commissioner’s Association of Pennsylvania as a Friend of County Government. In 2015, Keller received the distinguished service award from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. In addition, Keller has continuously been a recipient of the Guardian of Small Business Award presented by the National Federation of Independent Business.

Keller is a member of the Pennsylvania Livestock Association, Center for Dairy Excellence of Pennsylvania Board, Perry County Farm Bureau, Harrisburg Campus Advisory Committee of Harrisburg Area Community College, National Rifle Association and Mount Zion Lutheran Church.

Keller was born on Jan. 14, 1954. He is a graduate of West Perry High School, Missouri Auction School and attended classes at The Pennsylvania State University.

He and his wife, Sally, reside in Landisburg, Perry County.

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