Hendrickson was appointed Director of Legislative Affairs in August 2017. In
this role, he serves as the liaison between the Department of Agriculture and
the members of the General Assembly. He
coordinates and collaborates with the Governor’s Office of Legislative Affairs
on legislation that impacts the program areas and services of the Department.
was formerly the Director of Special projects and Special Assistant to the
Secretary of the Commonwealth at the Pennsylvania Department of State. Prior to
this, he served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Senate Local
Government Committee and Legislative Director in the Office of State Senator
Rob Teplitz. He previously worked at the Governor’s
Center for Local Government Services, where he focused on finding innovative
ways to identify and overcome municipal financial distress. He was appointed the Recovery Coordinator for Westfall
Township, the only municipality in Pennsylvania to suffer bankruptcy, and
successfully guided the township out of distress and into fiscal health.
received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Penn State
University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree
from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government.
Jonathan lives in the City of Harrisburg with
his family. He is an active member of his community,
advocating for his neighborhood as the President of the Midtown Action Council,
serving on the Board of Directors for Historic Harrisburg Association, acting
as a Trustee for the Community Historic Preservation Fund, and volunteering at