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Argall, David G., 1958-

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ARGALL, David G., a Representative from Berks, Lehigh and Schuylkill Counties; born in West Chester, Chester County, Pa., November 21, 1958; graduated, Tamaqua Area High School, 1976; B.A., political science/international studies, Lycoming College, 1980; M.A., American Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 1993; Ph.D., public administration, The Pennsylvania State University, 2006; staff assistant, Pennsylvania State Representative William Klingaman, Sr.; research analyst, Republican Caucus, Pennsylvania House of Representatives; part-time instructor, The Pennsylvania State University; chair, Schuylkill County Young Republicans; member, Schuylkill County Republican Executive Committee; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1985 term and served 12 consecutive terms thereafter; elected, Majority Caucus Chair (2001-April 11, 2002); elected, Majority Appropriations Committee Chair (April 11, 2002-2004); elected, Majority Whip (2005-2006); elected, Minority Whip (2007-2008); appointed, Joint Legislative Conservation Committee (1991-2002, 2009-present; chair, 1997-2000); appointed, Joint State Government Commission (2001-2002, 2005-2008); resigned from the House, March 17, 2009; elected, Pennsylvania State Senate (March 3, 2009-present); unsuccessful campaign, United States Congress (2010).