| James J. Rhoades|
| Mike Turzai|
| November 21, 1958
West Chester, Pennsylvania (1958-11-21) |
Rush Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Lycoming College, Penn State Harrisburg
A Policy Analysis of the First Six Years of Pennsylvania's Keystone Opportunity Zone Program, 1998 to 2004: Enlightened Economic Development Or Corporate Welfare?
William Klingaman, Sr.
Dave Argall Wikipedia
David G. Argall, Ph.D. (born November 21, 1958) is a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, elected in a special election on March 3, 2009 following the death of fellow Republican James J. Rhoades. He was elected a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1984 and served as Republican Whip from 2004 to 2008. Argall lost the 17th Congressional District election in 2010 after challenging incumbent Congressman Tim Holden. Eisenhower Fellowships selected David Argall as a USA Fellow in 1998.
As an Eagle Scout, Argall earned a bachelor's degree in political science and international studies from Lycoming College and a master's degree in American studies at Penn State Harrisburg. In May 2006, he earned his Ph.D. in public administration from Penn State. Argall is a part-time instructor at Penn State Schuylkill. The name Argall is of Cornish origin.
Argall was Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, a position that led him to being named to the 2003 "The Pennsylvania Report Power 75" list of influential figures in Pennsylvania politics. He was elected to serve as the Republican Whip in 2004 and again in 2006.
Argall did not run for re-election to the post of Minority Whip in order to run for the State Senate seat from the 29th district which was vacated by the death and posthumous re-election of Senator James Rhoades. He was elected to the seat over his Democratic opponent, Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Steven Lukach, by a margin of 62% to 38%.
On January 11, 2010, Argall announced his intention to challenge incumbent Democratic Congressman Tim Holden in the November elections. On November 2, 2010, Argall's 95,000 votes weren't enough as he lost for the first time in his political career, falling to Holden's 118,486 votes.