Representative Dush Running for Senate in 25th District

JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – Representative Cris Dush has announced he will be running on the Republican ballot for the 25th District in the Senate in the primary election.

Representative Dush made the announcement after Senator Joe Scarnati made it known he plans to retire from the position.

Dush was first elected to represent the people of the 66th Legislative District in the House of Representatives in November 2014.

During the 2019-20 session, he served on the following House committees: Environmental Resources and Energy, Labor and Industry, State Government and Urban Affairs.

A native of Brookville, Dush attended Brookville Area High School and graduated in 1979, then attended Clarion State College before enlisting in the U.S Air Force.

While serving in the Air Force, he held positions as a law enforcement specialist, law enforcement patrolman, flight chief (shift leader), hostage negotiation team chief, anti-terrorism program manager and resource protection technical consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA.

In 1995, Dush returned to the Brookville area and began serving with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He retired from his position as a corrections officer in January 2012.

Dush enlisted with the 193rd Special Operations Wing of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard as a Security Forces member in 2000 and received numerous awards in the performance of his duties. He was deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Noble Eagle and on the American border in New Mexico. He also served on the staff with the Air Force Special Operations Command.

He most recently served as the Chief of Information Protection, responsible for safeguarding the classified information programs at the Pennsylvania Air National Guard headquarters and units throughout the Commonwealth. In December 2016, he retired from the 193rd as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO).

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