Paul Friel

Pennsylvania State House District 26

Paul Friel is a husband, a father of four, President of the Owen J Roberts School Board, and a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. He is running for State Representative for the 26th district because he believes the district deserves a representative who will focus on the issues that matter to the community. 

He grew up in Gilbertsville, PA and graduated from St. Pius X High School and Temple University. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary, and together they raised four children in the OJR school district. He built a successful business career, holding leadership roles in organizations spanning retail, consumer goods, and manufacturing. He recently sold his company, PACE Environmental, a Mid Atlantic environmental testing and engineering firm. He believes in the importance of giving back and has served on the executive boards of the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Camp Rainbow.