Sam Rohrer has served his state for 30 years. After earning a bachelor’s degree in management from BJU in 1977, he moved to Pennsylvania where he became involved in business. In 1992 he was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Since the beginning of his political career, Sam has demonstrated a commitment to government reform and transparency. His leadership was recognized by his peers as he served on numerous committees—including the Appropriations Committee and the Education Committee and as Ranking Chairman of both the House Finance Committee and the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. He was recognized not for his positions only, but for his principles. He was frequently referred to as the “Conscience of the House” and a champion for the taxpayer.
In 2009, Sam stepped forward and entered the race for Governor of Pennsylvania as the conservative Republican candidate. Following his service in the House, he assumed the position of Pennsylvania State Director for Americans for Prosperity. In November 2011, he entered the race for the U.S. Senate and came in second in a five-way race. In June 2012, he was appointed as President of the Pennsylvania Pastors Network where he currently serves, uniting his areas of experience in public policy with his commitment to encourage pastors to boldly preach the Truth from the pulpit.
As husband, father, grandfather, politician, preacher, writer and leader, his consistency in life stems from his dedication to God and his love for his family and his community. In recognition of steadfast, faithful service and of achievement in the calling which God has given, the Alumni Association Executive Committee is pleased to present this Alumnus of the Year Award to Sam Rohrer.