In November 2016, Jonathan Fritz was elected to represent the 111th Legislative District, which is comprised of parts of Wayne and Susquehanna counties.
Fritz will serve on the Appropriations, Finance, Gaming Oversight and Insurance committees for the 2021-22 legislative session.
Fritz served two terms as mayor of Honesdale and two terms as a Wayne County commissioner, serving as vice chair.
As mayor, Fritz dedicated himself to bettering the way of life in in his community, furthered initiatives to prevent drug dealing and drug abuse, battled absentee landlords and focused on removing blight while working to strengthen public safety, improve traffic flow and expand business and cultural opportunities. In his role as county commissioner, Fritz and his fellow commissioners worked hard to prevent tax increases and regulations from stifling families and local businesses.
Fritz is a product of the private business sector. For many years he was general manager and head of sales for a local tractor and farm machinery dealership, rising to rank in the top 1 percent of salesmen for New Holland North America, Ag Tractor Division.
Fritz earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Contributing to a successful 2019-20 legislative session, Fritz sponsored three important pieces of legislation that aided in eliminating outdated government boards and commissions (House Bill 57), benefited the energy industry and supported family-sustaining job creation (House Bill 1103), and honored a local fallen Vietnam veteran (House Bill 1479).
His legislative priorities include supporting small business growth, enhancing the state’s energy industry, strengthening area emergency response organizations and protecting local economies from environmental over-regulation.
Fritz lives in Honesdale with his wife, Donna, and their three children.