State Rep. David H. Rowe has served his local community in Snyder, Juniata, Mifflin, and Union counties through numerous roles for more than a decade while being involved with multiple charitable organizations.
He attended National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan and participated in its Mandarin Chinese Immersion Study program after two years of Christian missionary work as an educator in southeast Asia. For over a decade, Rowe owned and operated a local small business, employed several local residents, and he continues to be a tireless advocate for the local small business community. He attends New Hope Lutheran Brethren Church in East Buffalo Township and is a leader of its music ministry.
As an active leader in the local community, Rowe served as vice-chairman of the East Buffalo Board of Supervisors; secretary of the Union County Republican Committee; a member of the Capital Campaign Council of Evangelical Community Hospital; director of the Central Susquehanna Fire and Emergency Services board; and commissioner of the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department, among other leadership roles. Rowe is a strong supporter of Expectations Women’s Center, a pro-life pregnancy care center in Union County; the Buffalo Valley Recreation Authority; county fair youth livestock auctions; local youth sports clubs; and more.
As an East Buffalo Township supervisor, Rowe never voted to raise taxes or expand government regulations. These fiscally conservative policies will continue to be his top priorities as a state representative.
On Sept. 17, 2019, Rowe began representing Pennsylvania’s 85th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives after a special election victory. He was elected to his third term on Nov. 8, 2022. For the 2023-24 Legislative Session, he has been appointed to serve on the House Judiciary, Labor and Industry, and Insurance Committees. The district is comprised of Snyder, Juniata, Mifflin, and Union counties, including McAlisterville, McClure, Middleburg, Selinsgrove, Burnham and Winfield.
Rowe currently lives in East Buffalo Township, Union County