Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar brings a solid legal and agricultural background to Harrisburg as he serves his fifth term in the House of Representatives. He currently serves as an attorney in Somerset and Bedford counties, is a member of the Somerset County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations.
Metzgar was born and raised on a farm in Allegheny Township, Somerset County, and spent his formative years raising cattle and participating in the full realm of farm duties. In 2000, he graduated from Berlin Brothersvalley High School.
Metzgar enrolled at Frostburg State University, where he graduated Cum Laude with degrees in both political science and criminal justice. He went on to graduate from the acclaimed Duquesne University School of Law, where he received the prestigious Judge Manning Award for highest achievement in trial advocacy. In all of this, he brings a wealth of legal knowledge to the House of Representatives, blended with a common sense approach that springs from his farming background.
Metzgar believes in the conservative, traditional values of hard work, personal responsibility and belief in the constitutions of Pennsylvania and the United States. He is a strong protector of the Second Amendment, noting that the Pennsylvania constitution is clear when it says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be questioned”.
Metzgar will work hard to represent the interests of all of the citizens of the 69th Legislative District, and to protect the hard-working taxpayers by advocating for legislation designed to foster less government control, lower taxes and a strong economy.
Metzgar serves on the House Commerce, Environmental Resources and Energy, and Consumer Affairs committees.
The 69th Legislative District encompasses part of Bedford County consisting of the townships of Cumberland Valley, Harrison, Juniata, King, Lincoln, Londonderry, Napier and West St. Clair, and the boroughs of Hyndman, Manns Choice, New Paris, Pleasantville and Schellsburg.
In Somerset County, the district includes the townships of Allegheny, Black, Brothersvalley, Fairhope, Greenville, Jefferson, Larimer, Lincoln, Middlecreek, Milford, Northampton, Ogle, Paint, Quemahoning, Shade, Somerset, Southampton and Stonycreek, and the boroughs of Benson, Berlin, Callimont, Casselman, Central City, Hooversville, Indian Lake, New Baltimore, New Centerville, Rockwood, Seven Springs (Somerset County Portion), Shanksville, Somerset, Stoystown, Wellersburg and Windber.
Metzgar resides in Berlin with this wife, Molly, and daughter Helen Pearl.
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