Culver Takes Oath of Office at Capitol Ceremony

Surrounded by her family, Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) Tuesday took the oath of office to represent the people of the 108th District. 

“I was humbled to stand in this great hall and take the oath to uphold the wishes of the people of our district,” Culver said. “Not only was this an important day for me and my family, but it also was a great day for the people of Northumberland and Snyder counties. They placed their trust and respect in me and, for the next two years, I will work hard to ensure their voices are heard throughout the Capitol.” 

A lifelong resident of Northumberland County, Culver was joined by her husband, Tom, and son, Joshua, along with other family members. 

For more than 21 years, she served as a staff leader in the office of former state Rep. Merle Phillips. In that role, she learned the ins and outs of state and local government, while dedicating herself to coordinating top-notch constituent service for local residents turning to the office for help. 

Outside of her professional role, Culver offers time and leadership to many local community organizations, including those dedicated to education, business issues and economic development. 

A Shikellamy High School graduate, she holds a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in public administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She also is a graduate of the Leadership Susquehanna Valley Program. 

“Throughout my professional career, I have always strived to give back to the community that has given so much to me,” Culver continued. “Northumberland County has always been my home, and I am very proud to be given the opportunity to serve them.” 

While in Harrisburg, Culver will focus her legislative priorities on creating and retaining jobs, reforming the state’s tax structure, controlling government spending, and cutting the size and cost of the Legislature. 

During Tuesday’s ceremony in the historic House chamber, Culver took the oath of office with 28 other first-term lawmakers. She becomes the first woman in the Central Susquehanna Valley to serve in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 

Culver has opened her district office at 106 Arch St., Sunbury, the site of her predecessor’s office. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment for those who cannot make it in during the day. Residents can contact the office by calling (570) 286-5885. She also maintains a legislative website at and a Facebook page at

The 108th District includes the City of Sunbury; Delaware, East Chillisquaque, Jackson, Jordan, Lewis, Little Mahanoy, Lower Augusta, Lower Mahanoy, Point, Rockefeller, Rush, Shamokin, Turbot, Upper Augusta, Upper Mahanoy, Washington and West Chillisquaque townships; and Herndon, McEwensville, Milton, Northumberland, Riverside, Snydertown, Turbotville and Watsontown boroughs in Northumberland County. It also includes Monroe Township and Shamokin Dam in Snyder County. 

Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver
108th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(570) 286-5885
Contact:  Jennifer Algoe Keaton
(717) 705-2094
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