STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS
PA State Senate - 40th Senate District
Senator Rosemary Brown was elected to the Senate of Pennsylvania in November 2022 after serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for six terms. Brown represents the 40th Senatorial District, which includes Lackawanna, Monroe and Wayne counties.
Brown has been appointed chair of the Senate’s Local Government committee, vice chair of the Community, Economic and Recreational Development committee, and member of the Appropriations, Judiciary, Labor and Industry, Transportation, and Urban Affairs and Housing committees.
A longtime Pocono resident, Brown is focused on reforming school property taxes and creating a fairer allocation of state education funds. She is passionate about creating a business-friendly, low-tax atmosphere that will attract businesses to Pennsylvania and generate family-sustaining jobs.
She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Scranton.
Her business career began in an executive management training program with Macy’s. Brown then continued working as an executive sales manager and assistant buyer with Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bon-Ton. She transferred her business skills into the field of pharmaceutical sales in primary care, hospital and specialty sales.
Brown is a member of St. John’s Parish in East Stroudsburg. She has been happily married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, for 23 years. They have three children: Kennedy, Carter and Reagan.
PA House of Representatives -176th Legislative District
Jack Rader Jr. was elected in 2014 to represent Monroe County’s 176th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He is now serving in his forth term.
Prior to his election, Rader served 28 years on the Jackson Township Board of Supervisors in Monroe County, including 20 years as chairman. In addition, he served as chairman of the Pocono-Jackson Water Authority, vice president of the Monroe County Council of Government, chairman of the Hamilton/Jackson/Pocono Park and Open Space Commission, and vice chairman of the Chestnuthill/Jackson/Eldred/Ross/Polk Regional Planning Board. Rader is also a past president of the Monroe County Township Officials’ Board.
Rader’s business background includes three decades as the manager and vice president of Mountain Springs Resort, located in Reeders. The company has been owned by Rader’s family for more than a half-century.
Rader is a graduate of Pocono Mountain High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Susquehanna University.
His legislative priorities include job creation and economic growth in addition to addressing the school property tax issue.
Rader lives in Reeders with his wife, Susan. They are proud parents of four children and six grandchildren.