Senator Chris Gebhard was elected to serve the residents of the 48th Senatorial District in a special election on May 18, 2021. The district includes all of Lebanon County, as well as parts of Berks County and Lancaster County.
In the 2021-22 session, he serves on the Appropriations; Banking and Insurance; Game and Fisheries; Intergovernmental Operations; Urban Affairs and Housing; and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Chris has spent the past 25 years working in the insurance field. He currently owns Hoaster Gebhard & Co., an insurance and risk management firm in Lebanon, PA.
Demonstrating his commitment to the community, Gebhard is currently serving on the board of the Lebanon Lions Club, the Lebanon Community Library, Mt. Gretna Theatre and Lebanon County Health Facilities Authority. He has previously served as a chairman and board member of the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
During his time in office, Gebhard wants to ensure Pennsylvania has fair and honest elections; reopen the Commonwealth’s economy and schools; help small business owners recover from Governor Tom Wolf’s lockdown orders; and replace the governor’s tax-and-spend budget proposal with a fiscally responsible budget that puts families and taxpayers first.
A lifelong resident of Lebanon County, he resides in North Cornwall Township with his wife Sarah and their two sons, Davis and Drew.