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Pa General Assembly 171st Legislative District


PA House of Representatives District 171 has been represented by Kerry Benninghoff, the PA House of Representatives’ Majority Leader, since 1997. It contains parts of Centre and Mifflin Counties.


District 171 includes the central PA towns of Bellefonte, Centre Hall and Pleasant Gap. As of the 2010 census, the population was 67, 294. 


This area is home to multiple state parks and forests, including Penn-Roosevelt State Park, Poe Valley State Park, White Mountain Wild Area and Bald Eagle State Forest. The mountainous landscape draws folks in to visit area attractions including Tussey Mountain and Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park. 


Major industries in this region include agriculture and manufacturing. The proximity to University Park means that many people are employed by the Pennsylvania State University, as well.



Rep. Kerry Benninghoff

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Main office

Hon. Kerry A. Benninghoff

147 Main Capitol Building

PO Box 202171

Harrisburg, PA 17120-2171

(717) 783-1918

Fax: (717) 260-6528


Satellite or community offices

Hon. Kerry A. Benninghoff

140 West High Street

Bellefonte, PA 16823

(814) 355-1300

Fax: (814) 355-3523


Hon. Kerry A. Benninghoff

77 North Main Street

PO Box 592

Reedsville, PA 17084

(717) 667-1175

Fax: (717) 667-6025



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