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York College of PA Presents John Andrews Award to Rep. Stan Saylor

December 19, 2022
John Andrews accepting the award.
About the image: from left, York College President Pamela Gunter-Smith, Rep. Saylor, Chair of the York College Board Laura Wand

York College of Pennsylvania presented the John Andrews Award to Stan E. Saylor, the longtime state representative for the 94th Legislative District, York County.

The John Andrews Award is presented to individuals who have conducted distinguished careers, made meaningful contributions to the community, and have manifested strong support for the purposes and progress of York College. It is named for the founder of one of the College’s institutional ancestors, the York Academy. The rector of St. John’s Church in the 1770s, Rev. Andrews established the first academic school in York County and later went on to lead the University of Pennsylvania. The Andrews Award expresses the esteem, gratitude, and goodwill of the York College community.

Saylor was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1992, and finished his career in public office at the conclusion of the most recent session. His successful career as a legislator saw him reach the highest levels of state government, including serving as chair of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Throughout his accomplished career, he was a champion for education at every level. He served on the State Board of Education, Pennsylvania Higher Education Facilities Authority, State Public School Building Authority, and Education Commission of the States. Saylor is also a member of the Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee. 

His accomplishments and leadership have been recognized by many organizations over the years. He was awarded with the Defender of Liberty Award by the American Conservative Union, the Elected Official Award from the York County Chamber of Commerce, the Guardian of Small Business Award from the Pennsylvania National Federation of Independent Business, the Statesman of the Year Award from Pennsylvanians for Right to Work, and the 2013 Better Life Award from the Pennsylvania Health Care Association. 

Saylor is a member of numerous clubs, associations, and organizations in his district as well as in York County. He is a member of the York County Task Force on Domestic Violence, the Child Abuse Prevention Council of York, and the Healthy York County Coalition. He served as president of the Pennsylvania Jaycees from 1990-91 and is a past member of the Red Lion Area Jaycees. 

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Red Lion, Saylor also belongs to the Red Lion Library, Stewartstown Library, Red Lion and Mason-Dixon Business Associations, Red Lion Lions Club, Red Lion Masonic Lodge, York County Farmer’s Association, Pennsylvania Farmer’s Association, Red Lion Grange, Red Lion Historical Society, White Rose Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, and is an Honorary Life Member of the Southern York County Forest Fire Crew. He is also a member of the National Association of Sportsmen Legislators and the Hopewell Fish and Game Club. 

Saylor graduated from Dallastown Area High School, and majored in political science at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He resides in Windsor Township, York County.