Dawn Keefer was elected to represent the 92nd District in the House of Representatives in November 2016. For the 2017-18 legislative session, she is serving on the Health; Human Services; and Aging and Older Adult Services standing committees.
A fiscal conservative with more than 20 years of professional and government experience, Dawn brings a unique perspective to governing from both the public and private sectors. She owned and operated a consulting firm for more than 10 years that focused on grass-roots strategy, membership development and fundraising. On both a professional and personal level, Dawn understands the struggles small businesses face when it comes to surviving and growing in Pennsylvania’s economy and she is committed to challenging the policies and regulations fostering a hostile business climate in Pennsylvania.
Though this is her first term, Dawn is quite familiar with state and local government. She served as the chief advisor to former state Rep. Will Gabig on issues of transportation, economic development, education and agriculture.
Dawn has an extensive history of public service, having served on the boards of the Carlisle Senior Housing Corp. and the Dillsburg Area Soccer Club, as a volunteer for the Hemlock Girl Scout Council and Junior Achievement, and as a coach for Upward Soccer and the St. Joseph Parish’s JV Boys Track team. Dawn also serves as a tent leader for the highly successful Youth Impact Project and has served for 15 years as an advisor for the Chi Omega chapter at Gettysburg College, assisting collegiate women as they navigate leadership, academic and career opportunities. Dawn and her family are members of St. Joseph Parish in Mechanicsburg.
Dawn and her husband, Tom, a corporal in the Pennsylvania State Police with more than 24 years of service and a Marine Corps veteran, are raising their three children in Dillsburg.
The 92nd District encompasses part of Cumberland County consisting of the township of Monroe and part of York County consisting of the townships of Carroll, Fairview, Franklin, Monaghan, Newberry, Warrington and Washington and the boroughs of Dillsburg, Franklintown, Goldsboro, Lewisberry and Wellsville.