Jane Orie

Born Sep 18, 1961

Jane Clare Orie is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served in both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. While in the State Senate, she represented the 40th district, including portions of Allegheny County and Butler County, and served as the Majority Whip. Orie is also a former member of the State House, where she represented the 28th district.… Read More

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  • Pennsylvania Judge And Her Sisters Facing Big Consequences
    Huffington Post - Feb 22, 2013
  • Election 2012: Your Questions For The Candidates In Pa 40th Senatorial Race
    Cranberry Patch - Jun 21, 2012
  • Special Election Scheduled To Fill Senate Void In Pennsylvania
    Yahoo News - May 27, 2012
  • Janine Orie Trial Set For Aug. 13 In Dual Cases
    Beaver County Times - Apr 30, 2012


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jane Orie.


1961 Birth Born on September 18, 1961.


1984 22 Years Old Jane Orie earned her B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College in 1984 and her J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law in 1987. … Read More


1996 34 Years Old In 1996, Orie ran for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 28th House District after incumbent representative Elaine Farmer dropped off the ballot to fight bone marrow cancer.
1998 36 Years Old Orie won that November and won re-election in 1998 and 2000.
2000 38 Years Old In 2000, State Senator Melissa Hart was elected to the United States House of Representatives and resigned her Senate seat. … Read More
2001 39 Years Old Orie defeated Rooney with 59% in the election on March 11, 2001, and was seated on April 3, 2001.


2002 40 Years Old Orie won re-election in 2002 and 2006, both times taking more than 70% against minimal opposition. … Read More
2009 47 Years Old Authorities seized thousands of computer records from one of Orie's district offices in mid-December 2009, as part of an investigation conducted by Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old In April 2010, an Allegheny County grand jury indicted Jane Orie and her sister Janine Orie on multiple charges of corruption. … Read More
2011 49 Years Old A trial date of February 7, 2011 was set for the criminal trial of Orie and her sister Janine. However, while jury deliberations were underway, Judge Jeffrey Manning declared a mistrial for both the Senator and her sister upon learning that evidence submitted by the defense had been doctored. … Read More


In March 2012, Orie was convicted of 14 counts of forgery, conflict of interest and theft of services, which included 5 felonies.
2014 52 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 9, 2014, Orie was released from prison, after serving the minimum sentence of two-and-a-half years.
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