Bryan Cutler

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Bryan Cutler
Majority Leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 1, 2018
Preceded byDave L. Reed
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 100th district
Assumed office
January 2, 2007[1]
Preceded byGibson C. Armstrong
Republican Whip of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
In office
January 6, 2015 – November 30, 2018
Preceded byStan Saylor
Succeeded byKerry A. Benninghoff
Personal details
Born1975 (age 43–44)
Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jennifer Cutler
ResidenceFulton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Alma materLebanon Valley College
Widener University

Bryan Dean Cutler[2] (born 1975) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 100th legislative district. He was first elected in 2006, defeating incumbent Gibson C. Armstrong.[3] He is the Republican Majority Leader, having been elected after the 2018 elections.[4]

Cutler was born in Peach Bottom, Pennsylvania and attended Solanco High School.[5] He graduated from Lancaster School of Radiology in 1995 and earned a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College in 2001.[5] He worked as an X-Ray Technologist at Lancaster Regional Medical Center and as a Manager of Support Services at Lancaster General Hospital.[6] In 2006, he earned a law degree with a Certificate in Health Care from Widener University School of Law.[5]

He served on the Drumore Township Planning Commission and represented Drumore Township in the Regional Planning Commission.[7]

He was first elected in 2006, defeating incumbent Gibson C. Armstrong, who voted against the controversial 2005 legislative pay raise.[8] Despite his initial vote against the pay raise Armstrong later filed paperwork to receive it angering many of his constituents. [9]

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In 2014, In response to paychecks being subject to the state taking union dues from them, Cutler put forth a proposal to have this discontinued.[10] Cutler argued that the state ought to stay out of the handling of union dues because the state is aware that a certain percentage of union dues is used for political purposes including lobbying and paying for ads.[10]

In 2015, Cutler voiced some of the worries he had about Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax.[11] Cutler said, “If we’re gonna stunt the economic growth and future impact I think we have to consider that.”[11]

Later in 2015, following the terror attacks in Paris, Cutler supported keeping Syrian refugees out of Pennsylvania.[12] Governor Tom Wolf’s permitting of Syrian refugees into the state was criticized by Cutler and other Pennsylvania republicans.[12] Cutler has said, “there is a real difference between those that seek peace and security and those that would use this opportunity to advance terrorism.”[12]

In 2016, Cutler co-sponsored a memoranda in support of House Bill 1948, which was put forth by State Representative Kathy Rapp.[13] The bill’s purpose was to make it so that abortions in Pennsylvania would only be permitted during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy.[13] Cutler, along with Rapp and Representative Bryan Barbin, wrote in the memoranda that the bill would also put a stop to dismemberment being used as an abortion method.[13]

Cutler supports the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline passing through Lancaster County.[14] Due to concerns involving private property and nature reserves, a request was made to have the pipeline re-routed.[15] However, believing that it would be less of a problem for roads, streams and properties, residents of Conestoga Township and Martic Township petitioned in favor of the first proposed route.[15] Cutler was given these petitions.[15]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2007 191ST OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY No. 1" (PDF). LEGISLATIVE JOURNAL. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  2. ^ "CUTLER, Bryan Dean" (PDF). Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "2006 General Election - Representative in the General Assembly". Commonwealth of PA - Elections Information. Pennsylvania Department of State. 2004. Archived from the original on 2008-11-27. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  4. ^ "Officers of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives". Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b c "Representative Bryan Cutler (PA)". Project Vote Smart. Project Vote Smart. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
  6. ^ "Rep. Bryan Cutler Biography". Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus. 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-11.
  7. ^ "GET TO KNOW BRYAN!". RE-ELECT BRYAN CUTLER. Friends of Bryan Cutler. Retrieved 2009-01-20.
  8. ^ "County GOP voters reject 3 incumbents". Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA). 2006-05-17.
  9. ^ "Pay raise protests slam PA legislators". Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA). 2005-09-27.
  10. ^ a b Frantz, Jeff. "Bill would stop Pennsylvania from collecting union dues from paychecks". PA Media Group. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  11. ^ a b Owens, Dennis (11 February 2015). "Wolf, as promised, lays out his plan to tax gas drillers". ABC27. Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  12. ^ a b c Alexandersen, Christian. "'The security of Pennsylvanians must take priority': Republican lawmakers want to ban Syrian refugees". PA Media Group. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  13. ^ a b c Staff, WHTM (1 April 2016). "Pa. bill would expand abortion act". ABC27. Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  14. ^ LNP, Philip R. Wenger. "We must protect Lancaster County's own Yellowstone". LancasterOnline. LancasterOnline. Retrieved 9 December 2016.
  15. ^ a b c Crable, Ad. "FERC to consider gas pipeline re-routing away from Solanco properties". LancasterOnline. LancasterOnline. Retrieved 9 December 2016.

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