State Rep. Warren Kampf is serving his third term as the representative of Pennsylvania’s 157th Legislative District in the House of Representatives.
Kampf was first elected in November 2010 based on his ability to bring strong fiscal discipline to state government and to help re-invigorate a moribund economy.
In 2012, he was named co-chair of the House Life Science Caucus, the first freshman legislator to hold this honor. He also serves on the Appropriations, Liquor Control, Consumer Affairs, and Urban Affairs committees.
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Kampf’s legislative agenda has focused on job creation, pension reform, crafting sustainable budgets, improving Pennsylvania’s business climate and increasing competitiveness through regulatory reforms.
Kampf is the prime sponsor of landmark legislation which addresses the state’s growing pension crisis and confronts an issue that has been pushed down the road by previous administrations. He has also sponsored or co-sponsored legislation to free schools from costly state mandates, to provide incentives encouraging job creation for companies, to create more efficient government with an online business filing portal and to reform the state’s welfare system.
Although faced with a nearly $3 billion deficit from the previous administration, Kampf was proud to help deliver the first on-time state budget in nearly ten years during his first year in office. The budget crafted by the General Assembly did not raise taxes on families although it had to replace billions lost in federal stimulus dollars that were used as state revenue in prior budgets. Also, this budget was significant as it spent less money than the prior year for the first time in nearly 40 years. Rep. Kampf, through the budget process, also worked to restore millions of dollars for local school districts cut from education in a prior proposal.
In the leadership role with the Life Science Caucus, Kampf advocates for government to help foster advances in the science and technology industry that are critical to job creation in Pennsylvania and for improving our lives. In his position, Kampf advocates for tax policy and initiatives that advance research and development within the life sciences economy in the Commonwealth. Such innovations help constituents of the 157th District, promote entrepreneurial activity in the whole Commonwealth, and can make great strides in the treatment and toward the cure of some of our most lethal diseases. In 2013, Kampf was named State Official of the Year by PABio, Pennsylvania’s life sciences advocacy consortium. In 2014, Kampf was named to the Life Science Leadership Advisory Council of Pennsylvania.
Legislation Kampf authored has now created a program to invest more than $75 million of seed capital into technology and life sciences start-ups here in the Commonwealth. Kampf also authored legislation, now law, that eliminated the sunset on the Research and Development Tax Credit. Kampf also authored legislation which now makes it possible to file corporate forms online with Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Corporations and permits same day service for such filings.
Also in 2014, Kampf has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). The “Guardians of Small Business” designation is bestowed upon those legislators who voted to support small businesses and small business issues.
Kampf’s public service career includes serving as a criminal prosecutor as a Deputy Prosecutor in the York County District Attorney’s Office and, later, as an Assistant District Attorney in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. He served seven years as a Tredyffrin Township Supervisor, with two years as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
Born and raised in Devon, Pennsylvania, Representative Kampf is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy of Exeter, NH, Yale University, and Emory University School of Law. A partner with White and Williams, LLP, prior to his election, Representative Kampf today serves as Of Counsel for this firm.
Representative Kampf and his wife, Megan, are raising a son and a daughter in their home in Paoli.
The 157th Legislative District includes Tredyffrin and Schuylkill townships and a portion of Phoenixville Borough in Chester County, as well as parts Upper Providence township in Montgomery County.
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