Member, Senate of Pennsylvania
28th District, York County
Mike Waugh began his career in public service at the
community level as both an elected official and an active volunteer. He
has brought those experiences, along with his hands-on approach and
working knowledge of private enterprise, to his duties in Harrisburg.
He was first elected to serve as Senator for the
citizens of York County in the 28th Senatorial District in November of
1998. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, he served in the State
House of Representatives for six years beginning in November 1992.
Before being elected to the General Assembly, Mike
was a managing partner of his family’s business, Waugh Construction
Company. Starting at the age of 15 he served his local community as an
active volunteer firefighter and EMT and served as assistant fire chief
with the Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company for 12 years from 1981-1993.
Prior to election at the state level, Mike was
elected as a township supervisor in Shrewsbury Township and served in
that capacity from 1989-1992. He also served as vice-president of the
York County Association of Townships of the Second Class. Mike is a
longtime member and past chair of the York County Transportation
Coalition and is a member of Shrewsbury Lodge No. 423 F. & A.M.
Currently, he serves on the Pennsylvania Farm Show
Commission and the Chesapeake Bay Commission. He is also a member of the
York County Farm Bureau.
Mike is serving his third term in Senate Leadership
as the Majority Caucus Chairman. He is also serving as Vice Chairman of
the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, as well as a majority
member of the Appropriations; Community, Economic and Recreational
Development; Local Government; Urban Affairs and Housing; and Veterans
Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committees. In addition, he is
co-chair of the Fire and Emergency Services Caucus.
Born in York, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1955,
Waugh graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School in 1974 and
attended the Pennsylvania State University, York campus. He and his wife
Wanda have one son, Joseph, and reside at Glen Ridge Farm in Shrewsbury
Township, York County. They enjoy raising, training, and driving their
Percheron draft horses in competitive events including the State Farm