Former Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr. has been named as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Prior to his appointment on the Disciplinary Board, former Sen. Rafferty served the 44th Senatorial District which included Berks, Chester and Montgomery counties. Before he ran for the Senate, Sen. Rafferty practiced law in private practice focusing on education, real estate, zoning, business and estate law. He also served as a former Pennsylvania deputy attorney general in the criminal law division where he investigated and prosecuted Medicaid fraud.
Sen. Rafferty will serve as a member of the Board until Dec. 1, 2021.
Created in 1972, the 13-member Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Its members include 11 attorneys and 2 non-lawyers from across the state. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, the Board assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline.
Throughout Sen. Rafferty’s time in the Senate, he served as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and vice-chairman of the Judiciary Committee. He was also appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing and the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.
Sen. Rafferty previously served as a member of the Methacton School Board and was elected as member of the Lower Providence Board of Supervisors.
He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, earned his master’s degree from Beaver College and his law degree from Temple University.