Iraq War Veteran | Former District Magistrate | Former Navy Prosecutor
Guy Reschenthaler is a son of western Pennsylvania, born here and raised in the values and traditions that make our region great: Hard work, honesty, and common sense.
All candidates have a resume. Guy has a story. It stretches from the halls of Thomas Jefferson High School, where he was a standout athlete, to the red zone in Iraq, where he prosecuted terrorists and defended innocent Americans.
The son of teachers, Guy learned the value of an education, graduating from Penn State’s Behrend campus in three years, completing law school at Duquesne. After law school, Guy fulfilled a lifelong dream and joined the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corps and volunteered for duty in Iraq.
In Baghdad, Guy prosecuted nearly 100 terrorists, including top figures in Al-Qaeda. He also successfully defended a Navy SEAL falsely accused of misconduct.
Stateside, Guy served as a Navy lawyer in Norfolk, Va. and then in Texas and Oklahoma, where he was the first uniformed military officer ever to share in the prestigious Michael Taylor Shelby Award, given annually by the Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association for outstanding ethics and professionalism.
Back home, Guy worked in private practice at a multi-state law firm in Mt. Lebanon and was elected Magisterial District Judge for Pleasant Hills, Jefferson Hills and South Park, winning the nomination of both parties. As a member of the judiciary, Guy employed the same work ethic and spirit of public service that marked his service in the Navy.
As a judge, some of Guy’s most important work was done outside the courtroom. He began self-defense and domestic violence awareness programs for women. He held seminars on ways to protect senior citizens from fraud. He visited schools with seminars on the dangers of cyber bullying, underage drinking, and drugs. He developed an innovative program that drastically reduced truancy in local schools — a model currently being considered by other districts.
Now, with a lifetime of service packed into 32 years, Guy wants to take his commitment to hard work and common sense to Harrisburg as your state senator. He knows people deserve to keep more of their hard earned money, and that working families are increasingly hurt by the policies of Harrisburg. As a product of public education, Guy will be a leading advocate for a strong education system that works for all our children.
No one will outwork Guy in the state senate. He has been tested in uniform and on the bench. And no one knows the 37th Senatorial District better than Guy, who was raised here, lives here, and works here.
Whether wearing our nation’s uniform overseas or the robes of office in a district court, Guy Reschenthaler was born to lead and called to serve. He kept our nation safe and he’ll keep Harrisburg honest.