Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf today named fellow Democrat and former U.S. Congressman Tim Holden as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, according to a press release from the governor’s office.
Holden has served as a member of the board since 2013. Outgoing chairman Skip Brion will continue to serve as a LCB board member.
Wolf nominated Holden for the post on on June 14, 2013. The State Senate unanimously confirmed him on Nov. 13 of that same year.
For college, Holden attended Fork Union Military Academy for one year of prep and then completed his education at Bloomsburg University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology.
In 1980, he earned his license as an insurance broker and real estate agent. He worked as a probation officer, Sergeant-at-Arms for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and served as sheriff of Schuylkill County from 1985 to 1992.
Holden was a member of Congress for 10 terms, serving the 6th District from 1993-2002, and the 17th District from 2003-2012.
Since 1993, Holden was a member of the Agriculture Committee, and served as vice-chairman of the House Agriculture committee in the 110th and 111th Congresses. He was also selected to serve as the chairman of the Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and was appointed to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.