State Rep. Joe D’Orsie is in his first term of service to constituents in the 47th Legislative District, which consists of the townships of Conewago, East Manchester, Hellam, Manchester, Springettsbury (Districts 02, 03, and 07) and the boroughs of Hallam, Manchester, Mount Wolf, and Wrightsville. He serves on the House Commerce; Education; Game and Fisheries; and Labor and Industry committees.

Joe grew up in Dallastown and after studying in Pittsburgh, serving for a stint as a missionary in the Dominican Republic, and a season in Lancaster County, he now lives in Mount Wolf with his wife of nearly 10 years and two kids. Joe’s father served our country in the United States Marine Corps as an officer, rising to the rank of Major in his tenure with the 2nd Marine Air Wing (active) and reserves. Joe’s mother was a long-time educator in the Dallastown Area School District.

Joe attended Duquesne University and competed at the Division 1 level in both football and wrestling. He also co-hosted a weekly sports talk show for WDSR and did color commentary for local Pittsburgh area high school football games. Joe graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in Public Relations.

His professional background is in communications, having served as communications director for Praise Community Church in York for the last six plus years and as content director for Sharp Innovations in Lancaster before that for nearly four years.

Joe loves history, specifically about our nation’s founding and the Civil War era. He’s an avid reader and, when he’s not reading the Bible, is likely working on an American history book. 

Joe has authored two short works: The Balanced Spiritual Diet: a 30-Day Challenge, and The Summer of Saints. Profiles of Christian Heroes that will Amaze, Encourage and Equip (e-book). He enjoys the outdoors and is happy hiking, exploring, and hunting in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania.