Jacob Doyle “Jake” Corman III, of Centre County, was elected to the Senate of Pennsylvania in 1998. Senator Corman represents the 34th Senatorial District, which includes all of Centre, Mifflin, and Juniata Counties and part of Huntingdon County.
Senator Corman serves as Majority Leader, the second highest ranking position in Senate leadership. It’s a position to which he was first elected to by his colleagues for the 2015-16 legislative session. He previously served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is currently an ex-officio member. He also serves as chair of the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee.
Senator Corman obtained an Associate Degree in Communications from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Pennsylvania State University.
His hands-on experiences in state and federal government have made him one of the General Assembly’s foremost authorities on public policy issues. He has put these resources to work as the former Majority Policy Chairman while quickly ascending the ranks of Senate Republican leadership.
In 2009, Corman was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, one of the most powerful of the standing committees. The committee reviews all legislation for its fiscal impact and plays a crucial role in developing the state budget. In his role as Chairman, Corman fought against tax increases and pushed for lower spending and greater fiscal restraint. He believes that state government should live within its means – just as Pennsylvania families do.
Senator Corman continues to advocate for ways to develop Pennsylvania’s workforce and strengthen the state’s economy. His steadfast commitment to revitalizing business and industry in the Commonwealth has resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs for working-class Pennsylvanians.
In addition, Senator Corman has played a leading role in shaping solutions to economic and health care issues in Pennsylvania.
Senator Corman is married to Kelli Corman. They are the parents of three children, Isabella, Davis and Jacob Corman. Senator and Mrs. Corman reside in Bellefonte, Centre County.