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Jim Cawley
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32nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania
In office
January 18, 2011 – January 20, 2015
Governor Tom Corbett
Preceded by Joe Scarnati
Succeeded by Mike Stack
Member of the Bucks County
Board of Commissioners
In office
January 4, 2005 – January 18, 2011
Preceded by Mike Fitzpatrick
Succeeded by Robert G. Loughery
Personal details
Born June 22, 1969 (1969-06-22) (age 52)
Bristol, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Suzanne Cawley
Children 1
Education Temple University (BA, JD)

James Cawley (born June 22, 1969) is an American politician who served as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania from 2011 to 2015. A Republican, he previously served on the Board of Commissioners of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Career

Prior to being elected to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners, he was Chief of Staff to State Senator Tommy Tomlinson. In 2000, he ran for a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in the 141st District. Incumbent Democrat State Representative Anthony Melio won re-election by defeating Cawley 56%–42%. He was also a former Pennsylvania state chairman and national co-chairman of the College Republicans and served as an elected member of the Bristol Township School Board.

He served on the County Commissioner's Association of Pennsylvania's Energy, Environment, & Land Use Committee as Chairman. Jim is a former member of the board of directors for Lower Bucks Hospital, a former trustee of Bucks County Community College and a Commonwealth trustee of Temple University.

Bucks County Commission

He was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners following the resignation of Mike Fitzpatrick (who had been elected to Congress).

In 2007, he won re-election with 26% of the vote.

He became chairman of the board after he was re-elected. According to self-supplied biographical information, he helped expand the Bucks County Community College, kept taxes low for four consecutive years, and helped increase the county's bond rating to its highest level ever.

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