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Pennsylvania Senator Eugene Yaw, a 1970 Lycoming College graduate, received the 2010 Distinguished Citizen Award from the Susquehanna Council of Boy Scouts of America.
Yaw was elected to represent the 23rd Senatorial District in November 2008. He serves as chairman of the Urban Affairs and Housing Committee.
Prior to running for the Senate, Yaw served as Lycoming County solicitor for 17 years and was named County Solicitor of the Year in 2004. He is a member of the Lycoming Law Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, board of directors of the Lycoming Law Association Foundation, Inc., and a former member with 17 years of service to the board of directors of Susquehanna Legal Services.
Yaw graduated from Montoursville (Pa.) Area High School and earned degrees from Lycoming and the American University School of Law in Washington, D.C.