Chairman Dave Dumeyer is the 2nd longest serving County Chairman in the 160-year history of the Republican Committee of Lancaster County (RCLC). He previously served as Chairman from 2002-2009, and after a five-year period of six others filling the spot, he was again elected chairman in 2014 and re-elected in 2016.
Dave is a senior consultant at Triad Strategies, and he also owns his own firm, Dave Dumeyer Consulting, LLC, which is a firm specializing in educational policy, local government and political organizations. He can claim some specialization in all areas as a result of his varied careers. Dave toiled in the vineyards of public education where he taught foreign languages and social studies. He later was called to the state legislature where he worked on legislation in the areas of agricultural and educational public policy. His government experience encompasses 21 years as a House of Representatives’ staff member including seven as executive director of the Education Committee. During his tenure, he helped to draft several pieces of legislation to become law, one of the most prominent being Act 48, mandating the continuing education of Commonwealth-certified teachers.
Dumeyer also brings local government experience to the table, having served as an elected township supervisor in West Hempfield Township for since 1989, the last eight of those as chairman of the board. In addition to serving the township residents, Dave sat as a regional representative to the Lancaster County Tax Collection Bureau, Pennsylvania’s premier tax commission.
Dave has been involved in the Rotary, 4-H, Scouting, his local church congregation, and the Lancaster County educational community. He previously taught US History and the History of Western Civilization on an adjunct basis at Lancaster’s campus of the Harrisburg Area Community College.
Dave received his AB in German (education) from Susquehanna University and his MA in American history from Millersville University. He counts an associate’s degree in business administration from HACC- Lancaster among his accomplishments.
Dave lives with Donna, his wife of 43 years, in Landisville, PA. They are the parents of two married daughters and 6 rambunctious grandkids. His roots, however, are western Pennsylvania, especially his passion for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins.