About Brad Brad Roae was first elected to the state House of Representatives from the 6th Legislative District in Northwestern Pennsylvania in the Nov. 7, 2006, General Election. Roae serves as chairman of the House Commerce Committee. He previously served as chairman of the House Consumer Affairs Committee. He also currently serves as a member of the House Health Committee. Roae in 2019 was appointed to a position on the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors. Prior to serving in the state Legislature, Roae from August 1992 to November 2006 was a commercial underwriter with Erie Insurance. He earned numerous professional accreditations and designations, and taught as an instructor at the insurance institute. He graduated from Maplewood High School (Guys Mills) in 1985 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Gannon University in 1990. Roae has served for more than 20 years as a volunteer firefighter and 18 years as an EMT with the East Mead Volunteer Fire Department. He previously also served for 18 years as an EMT. Roae currently serves as assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 231. He earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He is a member of Saint Agatha’s Roman Catholic Church in Meadville. Roae resides in East Mead Township with his wife, Dana, and their three children.