H. Scott Conklin

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Scott Conklin
Scott Conklin.jpg
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 77th district
Assumed office
January 2, 2007
Preceded byLynn Herman
Personal details
Born (1958-10-07) October 7, 1958 (age 61)
Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
WebsiteGovernment website

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.[1] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

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.[3] Prior to elective office, Conklin owned a carpentry business from 1989 through 2007 and now owns Conklin's Corner Antique Mall.[4] 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.[5]

Commissioner and candidate[edit]

He served as commissioner for Centre County from 1999 to 2006.[6] He was the Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district in a 2001 special election, eventually losing to Bill Shuster.[7]

Candidacy for Lieutenant Governor[edit]

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.[8]

Candidacy for Auditor General[edit]

On January 6, 2020, Conklin announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania Auditor General, becoming the sixth Democrat to enter the race.[9] Despite being perceived as having high name recognition,[10] he ultimately placed fifth in the Democratic primary.[11]


  1. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ "Biography". Rep. Scott Conklin. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  3. ^ Center, Legislativate Data Processing. "H. SCOTT CONKLIN". The official website for the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  4. ^ "Representative H. Scott Conklin (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  5. ^ "Biography". Rep. Scott Conklin. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  6. ^ "Rep. Conklin Biography". Pennsylvania House Democratic Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
  7. ^ "2001 Special Election for the 9th Congressional District". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-28. Retrieved 2009-01-10.
  8. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Parish, Marley (January 6, 2020). "State Rep. Scott Conklin makes run for Pennsylvania auditor general official". Centre Daily Times. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  10. ^ Brennan, Chris (May 29, 2020). "Nina Ahmad is making a million-dollar bet that an obscure state office will open future opportunities". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  11. ^ "Pennsylvania Elections - Summary Results". Pennsylvania Department of State. Retrieved June 11, 2020.

External links[edit]

Media related to Scott Conklin at Wikimedia Commons

Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lynn Herman
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
for the 77th district

Party political offices
Preceded by
Catherine Baker Knoll
Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
Succeeded by
Michael J. Stack III