Friday, April 23, 2010
Republican State Sen. Lisa Baker, of Lehman Township, was honored for her outstanding service at the first GOP Women In Politics Breakfast on April 17 at the Ramada Hotel, Public Square. The event was hosted by the Luzerne County Council of Republican Women.
The event honored all Republican women who are holding elected office at the state, county, school board and municipal levels.
Baker, 48, of Lehman Township, was presented the 2010 GOP Woman In Politics Award. Baker, a longtime party worker and committee person, is completing her first term in the Pennsylvania Senate where she represents the 20th District which includes parts of Luzerne, Monroe and Susquehanna counties and all of Pike, Wayne and Wyoming counties. She chairs the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and is a member of these committees: Aging and Youth; Appropriations; Communications and Technology; Environmental Resources and Energy; and Public Health and Welfare.
Baker is active in the community and serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Wyoming Valley; WVIA Public Broadcasting; and the advisory board of Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
She held top-level positions under governors Tom Ridge and Mark Schweiker and was chief of staff to state Sen. Charles Lemmond.
A graduate of Dallas High School and Shippensburg University, she and her husband Gary have a son Carson.
Baker is seeking re-election to her second term of office this year.