Reps. Carol Hill-Evans & Keith Gillespie
Representing Districts 95 and 47 ,
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Representative Carol Hill Evans
State Representative Carol Hill-Evans was elected to the state legislature on Nov. 8, 2016, to represent the 95th Legislative District in York County. Hill-Evans is a native of York City, and graduated from the York City School District before earning a degree from Penn State York. Prior to being elected to the state House, Hill-Evans served on York City Council for eight years, including five as Council President. Acting as president of York City Council gave Hill-Evans experience in collaboration and working with all parties involved to solve issues facing York.
Hill-Evans’ priorities for improving the lives of residents of the 95th Legislative District include job creation, raising the minimum wage, animal rights, fighting for increased funding for education and mental health resources – specifically for veterans – and economic development. She uses her background as a neighborhood resource specialist for the York City administration to bring different coalitions together and work to solve our state’s issues.
Hill-Evans and her husband, Bill, live in the southeast section of York City. They have five adult children between them, and nine grandchildren. Hill-Evans is the second generation of five living generations and is proud and happy to be a role model for her children and grandchildren. She enjoys sharing useful information throughout her community to help community members lead better lives.
Representative Keith Gillespie
This is state Rep. Keith Gillespie’s eighth term in office, having first been elected in 2002 to serve the 47th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. An avid sportsman, Gillespie has been appointed to serve as majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2017-18 session. This will be his third stint as a majority chairman, having served in this same capacity during the 2015-16 session after leading the House Urban Affairs Committee in the 2013-14 session. He has also been appointed to membership on the House Professional Licensure Committee for 2017-18.
Gillespie graduated from Solanco High School in 1970. He attended Keystone Junior College and Franklin and Marshall College, studying biology and business administration. After college, Gillespie was drawn to the health care field through his desire to help people. In 1972, he became one of the first certified paramedics in Pennsylvania through a national pilot program. In 1978, Gillespie started Lancaster Medical Transport Inc. that later became part of White Rose Ambulance based in York County. Gillespie built the business to 15 full- and part-time employees and managed the company’s payroll, marketing, bookkeeping and scheduling.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Gillespie worked as the director of safety, security and pre-hospital systems for Memorial Hospital. He began his career as a paramedic with Medic 102, the first full-service medic unit in York County, and eventually became supervisor of the staff of the 24-hour advanced life support unit, leased EMT program and satellite facilities. Gillespie also oversaw the hospital’s safety and security staff. His work included the development, management of capital, operation and wage budgets of these departments.