Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley
Inaugurated on January 18th, 2011, Jim Cawley is the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Governor Corbetts main ally in putting Pennsylvania on a path to prosperity.
Leading a ticket that was prepared to answer Pennsylvanians’ desperate calls for change in a state government dependent on wasteful spending, borrowing and new taxes, Tom Corbett needed more than a figurehead in the Lieutenant Governors office.
A dedicated public servant, Jim Cawley understands the concerns facing local and county governments because of unaccountability in Harrisburg, and was just the partner Governor Corbett needed to pilot an era of fiscal responsibility and economic prosperity in Pennsylvania.
As Lieutenant Governor, Jim Cawley presides over the Pennsylvania State Senate and spearheads many of the administrations most important initiatives.
Jim received national recognition for chairing Governor Corbetts advisory commission on the Marcellus Shale, shepherding in responsible natural gas development that has revitalized Pennsylvania communities and put thousands of Pennsylvanians back to work.
Jim has assisted in coordinating disaster relief efforts and been a leading advocate for Pennsylvanias veterans, standing up to decisions made by the federal government that will affect the families, jobs and economic impact of Pennsylvanias military population.
A former Bucks County Commissioner and Bristol School District board member, Jim has also been a leader in helping Governor Corbett address the needs of thousands of Pennsylvanias local communities. In both of those roles, Jim led with strong conservative values by cutting government costs, improving public education and standing up against tax increases on families.
Jim Cawley got his start in public service as a staffer in the legislative body he leads today, the Pennsylvania State Senate. He earned his law and Bachelors degrees from Temple University and graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania.
Jim Cawley and Suzanne Johansson of Lower Makefield Township, Pennsylvania were married in 2003, and have a son, Nicky.