Public Service

Earl Baker served a 20 year career in government -- at the borough level, the county level, the regional level in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, the state level and the nation. He was elected on the ballot sixteen times and never lost an election.

• Political career began as a local committeeman and planning commissioner
• Elected countywide as a County Commissioner and served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners
• Elected as Senator in the Pennsylvania General Assembly
• Chaired Senate Committees on Intergovernmental Affairs and Labor & Industry
• State Chairman of the Republican Party
• Served on advisory panels for state and federal governments,
• Chaired Bipartisan Task Force on "Governing for Results" for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
• Member, metropolitan area regional transportation authority; Chaired metropolitan regional planning commission
• Member of the Republican National Committee; National Convention Delegate; Presidential Elector
• Board Member of both state and national county associations, serving as Chairman of the Human Services Committee of CCAP and Chairman of Tax and Finance of NACO
• Active Member of National Conference of State Legislatures and Council of State Governments

Public-Private Partnership Experience

• Vice Chair of the Greater Philadelphia First Regional Economic Development Coalition
• Member of the State Jobs Council
• First Chairman of the national Governmental Accounting Standards Board Advisory Committee, Stamford, Connecticut

Private Sector Experience

When he entered the business world as Vice President for a major Information Technology company, the Unisys Corporation, he led a group that provided technology to cities, counties, states and national governments. Continuing an interest he developed as a government official, he brought efficiency to governments through improvements in their ability to process, store and manage information. During his five years at Unisys, he was involved with contracts for outsourcing, tax processing, remittance systems and "share in savings." He then moved into the position of Vice President of State Government Relations for the company, where he represented the company to individual states and at organizations such as the National Governors Association and Council of State Governments.

Recruited to be President and CEO of a nonprofit organization, with the particular mission of bringing modern business practices and systems, Earl Baker then served five years leading PresbyHomes & Services, a provider of residential living, assisted living and nursing, to 2500 residents in 24 facilities in the Delaware Valley. He knows the long term care business, site acquisition and development, and healthcare from this service, where he was active in dealing with state and local government agencies, as well as in state and national organizations promoting the positions and interests of this important industry.

Educational and Professional Background

Earl Baker is a graduate of the Henry R. Edmunds School and Ben Lippen High School. Educated at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with an A.B. in Political Science, and American University, Washington, D.C., with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government, Earl served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy, worked for The American Political Science Association, in Washington, and taught Political Science at Temple University before entering public service.

He is the author of Heroes & Hypocrites, a book of verse about politics, and Run To Win!, a set of audio CD’s about how to run for local or state public office. These items are available on this website. Earl and his wife Jackie live in Wayne, Pennsylvania. They are the parents of two grown children, son Todd and daughter Toby.