State Rep. Tommy Sankey is serving his fifth term in the General Assembly, his fourth in service to Pennsylvania’s 73rd Legislative District after representing the 74th District in his first term.

The 73rd Legislative District is made up of the following portions of Cambria and Clearfield counties: in Cambria, the townships of Barr, Blacklick, Susquehanna and West Carroll and the boroughs of Hastings, Nanty Glo, Northern Cambria and Vintondale; and in Clearfield, the townships of Beccaria, Bell, Bigler, Boggs, Burnside, Chest, Cooper, Decatur, Ferguson, Greenwood, Gulich, Jordan, Knox, Lawrence (the Glen Richey, Golden Rod-hillsdale and Hyde City precincts), Morris, Penn, Pike and Woodward and the boroughs of Brisbin, Burnside, Chester Hill, Clearfield, Coalport, Curwensville, Glen Hope, Grampian, Houtzdale, Irvona, Lumber City, Mahaffey, New Washington, Newburg, Osceola Mills, Ramey, Wallaceton and Westover.

During the 2021-22 session, Tommy is a member of the following four committees: Consumer Affairs, Environmental Resources and Energy, Finance, and Rules. He is also a first-time deputy whip under Majority Whip Rep. Donna Oberlander.

During his time in office, Tommy has authored the following bills which have been signed into law:

• House Bill 927/Act 90 of 2014 - Restores the Community Services Block Grant Program, which allows community action agencies to provide low-income individuals with the skills and support necessary for acquiring and sustaining employment.

• House Bill 871/Act 91 of 2016 - Allows for the de-titling of vehicles which are recycled by a scrap metal processor; and provides a way for an insurance company to apply to PennDOT for a salvage certificate for a vehicle after a total loss.

• House Bill 2014/Act 141 of 2016 - Permits sale of the vacant property which formerly housed the District 2 PennDOT office on Route 322 in Lawrence Township
Tommy graduated from Clearfield Area High School in 1999 and went on to Saint Francis University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. After spending a few years as an accountant, Tommy returned to the family business.

Along the way, he has learned the value of achievement through hard work and determination. Tommy has real world experience creating jobs, balancing a budget, and meeting a payroll. He believes in the need for leaders to step up and fix our country and will fight to end wasteful spending, while lowering taxes in order to create an economic climate that allows for job creation.

Tommy is active in the Clearfield Chamber of Commerce, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the National Rifle Association, the Loyal Order of the Moose, and countless other fraternal organizations. He is a member of Houtzdale United Lutheran Church, and he and his wife Ashley have two children - their son Tuck and daughter Tomi.