MEET BRYAN

State Representative and Speaker of the House of Representatives Bryan D. Cutler is currently serving his eighth term in office in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's 100th Legislative District.   He was first elected in November of 2006 & was last re-elected in November 2020.  Bryan faces re-election every 2 years. 

A lifelong interest in politics & service brought Bryan to this stage in his life.   "At a young age I realized I had to make a choice.  I had to choose whether I would be a leader or whether I would be led.  I chose to lead.  Life is full of defining moments and 2006 was a defining moment for the 100th District.  I truly believed it was the moment that would determine our future."  Cutler's win has not only helped to define a positive future for the 100th District it has permanently changed the face of politics in the area.

For Bryan Cutler the road may not have always been an easy one, but it is one that has allowed him to develop strength & leadership skills far beyond his years.



At the age of 15 Bryan learned that both of his parents were terminally ill.  Bryan will emphasize that he did not go through this period of time in his life alone.  “Our community came in & embraced my family in our time of need.  They supported us financially, emotionally, spiritually, & physically.”

While losing both parents at a young age will often prove to be a major setback in many people’s lives, Bryan used the experience to build character.  In 1993 Bryan graduated from Solanco High School with honors.  He then went to Lancaster General Hospital’s School of Radiology where he graduated 1st in his class in 1995. Bryan still obtains all continuing education credits so that his radiology license is always current.   1995 also represented another milestone in Bryan’s life -- he married his wife Jennifer, a registered nurse.

 


Bryan Cutler has always embraced change & does not shy away from difficult situations.  Deciding to work & go back to school, Bryan continued his job in Radiology while attending Lebanon Valley College.  In 2001 he graduated Summa Cum Laude from LVC with a major in Healthcare Management & a minor in Business.   Examining how he could effect the most change in the community around him, Bryan decided to continue school and entered Widener University in Wilmington Delaware as a law student.   Bryan’s hard work & dedication were rewarded in May 2006 when he received his JD (Juris Doctor) from Widener just 4 days after winning the Primary for the 100th District House of Representatives seat.  In October 2006, just days before the General Election, Bryan was notified that he had passed his Pennsylvania Bar Exam.  

Bryan's ability to reach across the aisle & work with individuals from all parties led to his election as Majority Whip in the House of Representatives in 2015.  In June of 2020 House Speaker Mike Turzai announced he would be leaving that office & Bryan was elected to fill the remainder of his term.  In January 2021 Bryan was unanimously elected to become Speaker of the House, the 2nd youngest person in Pennsylvania legislative history to hold the position.



Bryan & Jennifer, share 3 children & live on their hobby farm in Southern Lancaster County.    Despite an incredibly busy schedule, Bryan has found time to be active in his church, Wrightsdale Baptist & his township.  He previously served on the Drumore Township Planning Commission & was appointed to the Regional Planning Commission representing Drumore Township.  He is also a Trustee at his church as well as a Sunday School Teacher.



 

 

When Bryan does have downtime, his interests include amateur triathlons, mountain biking, cross-fit, hunting, fishing, reading, studying history and vacationing with his family.


AWARDS & HONORS


The Mallinckrodt Award for Clinical Excellence


Certificate of Achievement in Health Care Enterprise Ownership


Distinguished Alumni Award from Lancaster General College of Nursing and Health Services


Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award


Honorable William Duffy Memorial Scholarship, 2005-2006

The 2012 Lancaster Farmland Trust Amos H. Funk Spirit of Cooperation Award


The 2013 ALS Association Anne Lewis Humanitarian Award


The 2014 PA Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Recognition.

 

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