Larry Maggi (D-PA-18)

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Larry Maggi


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Lawrence Owen “Larry” Maggi

Larry Maggi Congressional Candidate Pennsylvania District 18


Biography of Larry Maggi from Washington County, PA

Larry Maggi is currently serving his second term on the Board of Commissioners of Washington County and currently serving as the Board chairmen. He is proud to have been born, raised, educated and worked most of his life in Washington County. He and his wife Mary Jeanne resides in Buffalo twp. They have four children.

Commissioner Maggi served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1971. He graduated from California University of Pa. with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. Prior to being elected Commissioner in 2003, he was the Sheriff of Washington County for six years, elected in 1997. He served for 24 years with the Pennsylvania State Police as a State Trooper. The last 10 years of his career with the State Police he served as a Criminal Investigator, Troop B, and Washington, Pa.

Commissioner Maggi is active in his Church, Claysville United Methodist Church in Claysville, serving on the Board of Trustees, Lay Speaker, liturgist and a Sunday school for 18 years. He has a passion to help the veterans of Washington County and is involved in the following veteran’s organizations:

  • Claysville American Legion (Paid up for life member)
  • Mon Valley Leathernecks (Chaplain)
  • Marine Corps League (Paid up for life member)
  • Sons of the American Legion
  • American Legion Riders
  • Law and order Committee Chairmen, 25th District American Legion
  • Washington County Veterans advisory board
  • Chairmen of the State law and order committee, Department of Pennsylvania American Legion
  • Camp Director of the Pennsylvania American Legion /State Police Youth Week camp, held yearly at Scotland School for Veterans Children
  • Blue Knights organization

Commissioner Maggi is honored to represent Washington County and serve on a number of Community and Governmental organizations and Boards:

  • Community Action Southwest (currently serving as President of the Board)
  • Washington County United Way
  • Washington County Health partners
  • Board of Southwest Pennsylvania Corporation, Pittsburgh
  • County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, Chairmen of the Courts and Corrections Committee
  • Governors Advisory Board on Probation and Parole
  • Washington County Conservation District (Board Member)
  • Washington County Chamber of Commerce
  • Pittsburgh Regional Alliance, Pittsburgh
  • Member of California University Council of trustees.

Commissioner Maggi is also involved in the following organizations:

  • Canonsburg Italian Heritage Society
  • California University of Pennsylvania Alumni Board
  • Greater Pittsburgh Italian Society
  • Pennsylvania State Troopers Association
  • State Police Fraternal order of Police
  • P.I.A.A. Football official
  • P.I.A.A. Wrestling official
    a. Officiated in 9 P.I.A.A. State wrestling Tournaments
    b. Officiated in 24 All Star wrestling matches (USA vs. Pa.)
    c. Officiated in 5 High School Nationals
    d. Officiated in numerous WPIAL championships
    e. Honored in 1999 as Pennsylvania’s outstanding wrestling official
  • Washington County Wrestling Officials Association ( Current President)
  • Mon Valley Police Chief’s Association
  • Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association

Recognition and Honors:

  • 1997-received from California University of Pa. Alumni excellence award for his Profession
  • 1997- Sons of the American Revolution Law enforcement man of the year award
  • 1999-Greater Pittsburgh Italian Heritage award for service to the Community
  • 2002-Senator John Heinz award for performance as the Washington County Sheriff
  • 2002-Washington County Bar Association, winner of the liberty bell award for his contributions in law enforcement
  • 2004-Canonsburg Italian Heritage Society for contributions to Washington County
  • 2007-Boy Scouts of America, Mon Valley District, Good Citizens award
  • 2008- California University of Pennsylvania-Medallion of distinction award
  • 2009- Awarded Marine Corps Leagues S/Sgt Karl Taylor Award
  • 2010- Inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of fame, Washington/Greene County Chapter

Commissioner Maggi believes in Washington County and that it is a great place to work, live, play and to raise families. He is committed to keeping Washington County on the fore front in jobs, low taxes and quality of life issues and to keep our agricultural and country charm.

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