SENATOR IN THE PA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
CUMBERLAND, DAUPHIN, and PERRY Counties. Part of CUMBERLAND County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Cooke, Dickinson, East Pennsboro, Hampden, Hopewell, Lower Frankford, Lower Mifflin, Middlesex, Monroe, North Middleton, North Newton, Penn, Shippensburg, Silver Spring, South Middleton, South Newton, Southampton, Upper Frankford, Upper Mifflin and West Pennsboro and the BOROUGHS of Camp Hill, Carlisle, Mount Holly Springs, Newburg, Newville, Shippensburg (Cumberland County Portion) and Wormleysburg; Part of DAUPHIN County consisting of the TOWNSHIPS of Halifax, Jackson, Jefferson, Lykens, Mifflin, Reed, Rush, Upper Paxton, Washington, Wayne, Wiconisco and Williams and the BOROUGHS of Berrysburg, Elizabethville, Gratz, Halifax, Lykens, Millersburg, Pillow and Williamstown and All of PERRY County.
A 50-plus year resident of East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Massey has an extensive military and educational background coupled with many years of community public service. He is the lone Democrat to seek the open state Senate seat in the newly created 34th District that covers almost all of Cumberland County, all of Perry County, and northern Dauphin County.
Retired from the U.S. Army (Major) after 22 years, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Massey holds a Masters’ degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Shippensburg University and is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth. Kansas. Having grown up on a poultry farm in Georgia, Massey earned his undergraduate degree (BBA) from the University of Georgia and has served as President of the University of Georgia Central PA Alumni and Friends Club for 35 years.
Massey is a regular churchgoer where he attends Camp Hill United Methodist Church and participates in a men’s prayer group and attends and helps to teach Bible studies. He has prepared meals for Family Promise helps feed the homeless and is a volunteer at area food banks, the Salvation Army, and has chaired fundraisers for the Harrisburg Humane Society through “Dawgs Helping Dogs.” Jim believes in protecting our environment and through his own initiative takes used bicycles to Harrisburg for recycling. Last year alone, Jim collected over 35 bikes for recycling.
Jim is a member of his neighborhood volunteer fire company (West Creek Hills) and the American Legion Post 751 of Enola.
This is Jim’s second attempt at state elective office. He ran for the state House of Representatives from the 87th District of Cumberland County in 2016.