In representing the 187th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Rep. Gary Day applies his experience in both the public and private sectors to address Pennsylvania’s most critical issues.

During the 2021-22 legislative session, he will continue to work toward protecting the quality of life for constituents, including fighting to support local volunteer firefighters and increasing the safety in both suburban and rural neighborhoods. He uses his experience to ensure that everyone he represents has equal access to state services and an equal voice in state policy.

This session, he is serving on the following standing House committees: Aging and Older Adult Services, where he is the majority chairman, and Professional Licensure.

During his tenure in the House, Day served as chairman of the House Select Committee on School Safety and Security, which helped develop and examine legislation to enhance safety in schools across Pennsylvania. Day steered the effort in the House to create the committee through successful passage of House Resolution 53. He has been working since that time to advance legislation to enhance security within schools in Pennsylvania.

Before his election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2008, Gary was the director of marketing and human resources for Service Electric Cablevision, a local cable television and telecommunications company. Prior to that, he was the executive assistant to the mayor in Allentown, Pennsylvania’s third largest city. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in business.

Actively involved in his district, Gary is a lifetime member of the Goodwill Fire Company No. 1, Germansville; a member of the Heidelberg Game Protective Association; and a softball, football and baseball youth sports coach. He is a member of the National Rifle Association, the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, and Greenleaf Lodge No. 561.

Previously, he was a member of the YMCA board of directors and the Upper Lehigh Lions Club; founding member of the Lehigh Valley Sportsfest; executive director of the Allentown Advancement Team; and an executive committee member of the Allentown Economic Development Corporation.

Gary and his wife, Susan, have three children -- Erynn, Samuel and Claudia. They are members of the Saint Joseph the Worker Church.