Ellen Bard
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Ellen Bard

Republican

American politician

Abington, Pennsylvania
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Ellen Bard

American politician
Summary
Experience
60
Age at Death1949-2009
14
Years of Experience
PAResidence (state)

Ellen M. Bard (January 11, 1949 – October 28, 2009) was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Bard was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She graduated from Pomona College in 1971. She also earned a M.S. degree from the Boston University School of Public Communication in 1972 and another M.S. from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 1980. Bard was also a Marshall Scholar. She was elected to represent Ward 7 on the Abington Township Board of Commissioners in 1990. In 1994, after one term as a Township Commissioner, she was elected to represent the 153rd legislative district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. During her tenure there, she has had 17 bills signed into law. During her legislative career, she was known for advocating on behalf of the Abington School District and for her work on energy and environmental issues, including her service as Chair of the Task Force on a 21st Century Energy Policy for Pennsylvania.She left her PA House seat to run for Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district, losing the Republican primary to Melissa Brown, who went on to lose to Allyson Schwartz.In May 2009, after her diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, she and her husband moved from Jenkintown to San Francisco to be near their daughter. She died in October 2009.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
MIT Sloan School of Management
Boston University
Boston University College of Communication
Pomona College

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 6)  
Representative
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1994 - 2004
Commissioner
Abington Township Board of Commissioners
1990 - 1995
Owner
Techlink Corporation
1982 - 2000
Marketing
ICRC
1980 - 1982
Research
BAYBANKS, Incorporated
1977 - 1979
Research
Commonwealth of Massachussetts
1972 - 1977

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 19)  
Member
Briar Bush Nature Center Advisory Board
2003 - Current
Member
Pennsylvania State Abington College Advisory Board
1998 - Current
Member
Manor College Advisory Board
1995 - Current
Board Member
Montgomery County Lands Trust
1994 - Current
Founder
Earthright
1990 - Current
Board of Directors
Citizens and Police Together
Experience
Montgomery County Aging and Adult Service Advisory Council
Member
Abington Police Athletic League
Member
Montgomery County Open Space Preservation Task Force
1994
Member
Comprehensive Plan Committee
1994
Member
Abington Township Environmental Advisory
1990
Chair
Task Force on a 21st Century Energy Policy
Experience
Montgomery County Teen Parent Task Force
Founder
Abington Trails Advisory Committee
Member
Tax Reform Caucus
Member
Fire and Emergency Services Caucus
Member
Delaware River Basin Caucus
Member
Renewable Energy Caucus
Member
Historical Preservation Caucus