Tim Bonner was first elected in 2020 to serve the residents of the 17th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Tim attended Westminster College and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science. While at Westminster, he was elected President of the student body and was subsequently elected President of the Alumni Association.

Tim then attended the University of Notre Dame Law School and was chosen to serve on the Law Review as a result of high academic achievement. Following graduation from Notre Dame Law School, Tim returned to Mercer County and joined a Grove City law firm where he still practices law today with his law partners, Tim McNickle, and his son, Ryan Bonner. Tim’s practice now consists of advising Grove City College, Grove City Borough, Sandy Lake Borough and other governmental agencies, and residents of Western Pennsylvania in the areas of litigation, real estate, business transactions and estate planning. Tim also teaches law and government at Grove City College.

During his legal career, Tim served the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mercer County as a prosecutor for 18 years. As a lead homicide prosecutor, he never lost a homicide case and had the highest overall conviction rate in the office, over 99%, prosecuting the most serious crimes such as rape, robbery, drug dealing, arson, kidnapping, assault and child abuse cases. Tim also served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Disciplinary Hearing Committee overseeing and deciding cases involving allegations of attorney misconduct.

During his career, Tim has served his community on many boards, including the Grove City Medical Center, Allegheny Health Network, UPMC, Grove City United Way, Grove City Chamber of Commerce and the Grove City Revitalization Corporation. He has also served as a Grove City Little League manager and as President of the Mercer County Bar Association. He was chosen as the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year in 2005 and the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Leader of the Year in 2019. Tim is also an Elder in the East Main Presbyterian Church.

While in Law School, Tim married his wife, Peggy, and together they have three children, Erin, Ryan and Kelly. Peggy taught elementary school and music at the Grove City Christian Academy.

As a state representative, Tim is fully prepared for the challenge to represent residents’ interests on the floor of the State House, just as he has represented our interests in the courtrooms of Pennsylvania; the halls of state, county and local government; and the board rooms of hospitals, corporations and charitable institutions. He is committed to fighting for a balanced budget, supporting policies that generate and protect family-sustaining jobs, protecting our rights of the Second Amendment and fighting for the rights of the unborn.