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Tim Holden

Tim Holden was first nominated to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board by Governor Tom Corbett on June 14, 2013, and was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on Nov. 13, 2013.
Tim was named chairman of the PLCB by Governor Tom Wolf on Feb. 17, 2015. He was nominated to a second term by Governor Wolf on May 18, 2016, and was unanimously confirmed by the state Senate on June 29, 2016.

He is a native of St. Clair, Schuylkill County. After attending St. Mary’s Elementary School and St. Clair Area High School, Tim received an athletic scholarship to Fork Union Military Academy, completing one year of college prep. He earned a football scholarship to the University of Richmond, but an illness cut short his football career. Tim completed his education at Bloomsburg University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.

In 1980, Tim earned his license as an insurance broker and real estate agent. He went on to work as a probation officer, was sergeant-at-arms for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, and served as sheriff of Schuylkill County from 1985 to 1992.

Tim was a member of Congress for 10 terms, representing the Sixth District from 1993 to 2002 and the 17th District from 2003 to 2012. The Sixth District was comprised of Schuylkill and Berks counties, as well as parts of Northumberland and Montgomery counties. The 17th District was comprised of Schuylkill, Dauphin, and Lebanon counties, as well as parts of Perry and Berks counties.

Tim was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, and served as vice chairman of that committee in the 110th and 111th Congresses. He was named chairman of the committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy, and Research during the 110th and 111th Congresses, and he served on the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry subcommittee. In the 105th Congress, Tim was appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure committee.

He and his wife, Gwen, live in St. Clair.
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