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Tracy Pennycuick was elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in November 2022 after representing the 147th District in the House of Representatives for two years.

She chairs the Senate Communications and Technology Committee, which reviews legislation to improve access to high-speed internet services across the entire Commonwealth. It also considers ways to improve the state’s information technology policies and procedures. She is vice chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, and a member of the Appropriations, Aging and Youth, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, Finance, and Judiciary committees.

Tracy is a United States Army Combat Veteran who served as a Blackhawk pilot, including three combat tours in Iraq, Afghanistan and Desert Storm where she was awarded the Bronze Star. Tracy retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 26 years (1984-2010) of service as Platoon Leader, Operations Officer, Company Commander, Aviation Group Safety Officer, Brigade Human Resources Officer, Executive Officer, Department of Defense Efficiency Expert, and Foreign Liaison to the UK Ministry of Defense.

Following her military service, she served as the Director of Montgomery County Veterans Affairs for three years and operated an aviation services company. Her company employed 17 people, and Tracy learned firsthand the difficulties businesses face dealing with government red tape and regulations.

She continues to serve the veteran community as a volunteer veteran service officer and board member of several veteran-focused nonprofits.

She supported our front-line heroes, families and small businesses through the pandemic as well as helping disabled veterans, workers, and victims of violence. She worked to pass a budget that fully funded our schools and pushed forward legislation that reforms our state lobbying practices.

Pennycuick earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Missouri in 1987 and a Master’s in Public Administration from Post University in 2015.

She lives in Harleysville with her husband, Rick. They have four adult children and two grandchildren.