Steven C. Mentzer, of Lancaster County, was elected to represent the citizens of the 97th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2012.
For the 2023-24 Session, Mentzer has been appointed to serve as the Republican Chairman of Aging and Older Adult Services Committee.
Before his election to office, Mentzer served as the treasurer of Manheim Township. He has also been heavily involved in a variety of humanitarian efforts, both locally and globally, since 2006.
As president of the Central American Relief Efforts, he headed a non-profit organization that mobilizes U.S. volunteers and humanitarian aid to impoverished areas of Central America.
Mentzer is an elder at First Presbyterian Church where he organized the Presbyterian Medical Equipment Delivery Project. As part of the project, he led several teams of missionaries to collect donated medical and surgical supplies from U.S. hospitals and redistribute them to third-world countries.
Before founding Central American Relief Efforts, Mentzer worked as a financial consultant at Smith Barney and as account executive at Merrill Lynch, where he managed portfolios totaling $40 million in assets.
In addition to his professional endeavors, Mentzer has also been an active volunteer with many community organizations, including the Lancaster County Council of Churches, Susquehanna Association for the Blind, and Big Brothers Big Sisters Lancaster. He is a member of the Lancaster Rotary Club.
A lifelong resident of Lancaster County, Mentzer graduated from Manheim Township High School and attended Elizabethtown College, where he was a business administration major.
Mentzer and his wife, Sally, currently reside in Manheim Township and have two children.