Conti, Joseph, 1954-
Joseph Conti was born on May 13, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Central Bucks West High School and earned his Bachelors of Arts in General Arts and Science at Pennsylvania State University in 1976. He later earned a Master of Arts in American Studies at Pennsylvania State University in 2000. Before becoming a legislator in 1993, he worked as a restaurant owner at the Conti Cross Keys Inn from 1966-1996 and the Pipersville Inn from 1986-1999. He also held many elected and appointed offices prior to his time in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. While serving the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Joseph Conti was assigned to the Appropriations Committee from 1994-1997; Deputy Majority Whip from 1997-1998; the Education Committee in 1997; the Environmental Resources & Energy Committee in 1997; the Finance Committee from 1996-1997; the Labor Relations Committee from 1993-1997; the Liquor Control Committee 1994-1997 and its Subcommittees on Marketing and Privatization Policy as Chairman from 1994-1997 and during 1997, respectively; the Urban Affairs Committee from 1993-1994 and 1997; the Federal State Relations Committee from 1993-1997; and the House Republican Policy Committee in 1997. Conti left the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1997 to represent the 10th Senatorial District from Bucks County, serving in that capacity until 2006. He decided not to run in the 2006 election. He then served the Commonwealth as the CEO of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB), a position to which he was appointed in late 2006 by Governor Edward Rendell.