|Preceded by Lynn Herman|
Website Government website
Name H. Conklin
Political party Democratic Party
|Born October 7, 1958 (age 57) Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. (1958-10-07)|
H. Scott Conklin
Harry Scott Conklin (born October 7, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 77th legislative district. He was first elected in 2006. Conklin is a Rush Township resident and has been married to his wife, Terri, since 1984. They have one son, Spencer, who was born in 1987.
Scott was born in 1958 in Philipsburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School in 1977, and Clearfield County Vocational Technical School. Prior to elective office, Conklin owned a carpentry business from 1989 through 2007 and now owns Conklin's Corner Antique Mall. Before being elected to the state House in 2006, Conklin served as Centre County Commissioner for seven years. During his tenure as commissioner, he served as board chairman and chairman of the Salary Board, Retirement Board, Employee Benefits Trust, and Board of Assessment.
Commissioner and candidate
He served as commissioner for Centre County from 1999 to 2006. He was the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district in a 2001 special election, eventually losing to Bill Shuster.
Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
Conklin won the May primary election to become the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor. He joined Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato on the Democratic ticket. Onorato and Conklin lost the November general election to the Republican ticket of State Attorney General Tom Corbett and Bucks County Commissioner Jim Cawley.