Al Lindsay, Chairman
Al Lindsay grew up in the Freeport Area on a farm at the border between Butler and Armstrong Counties. He attended the Freeport Area Schools and graduated from the Academy of the New Church, in Bryn Athyn, PA, where he met his wife, Trish.
Al graduated as a History major from Washington and Jefferson College in 1968 and earned his law degree from Pitt Law School in 1971, where he later joined the faculty as an adjunct professor, teaching Trial Advocacy to law students for over 20 years.
Following law school, Al clerked for Judge George Keister and then served as the first full time Assistant District Attorney in Butler County, under D. A. John Brydon. Al taught seminars for state and local police, and he taught Criminal Law and Procedure at the Butler County Community College.
After prosecuting white collar crime in Butler County, Al was hired by U.S. Attorney, Richard Thornburg, in 1975 to prosecute white collar crime throughout the Western District of Pennsylvania.
In 1980 Al returned to Butler to open a private law practice. He served as Solicitor for Butler County, for the Redevelopment Authority for the City of Butler and for Cranberry Township, one of the fastest growing municipalities in Western Pennsylvania. Al was elected President of the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, was admitted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served on the Criminal Procedure Rules Committee at the request of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Al gained experience in politics by running for Butler County District Attorney in 1983. In 1986 he ran as the Republican Candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th Congressional District, and he served as a Delegate to the GOP National Convention in 1988. In 1992, Al was elected Chairman of the Butler County Republican Committee and served for two years.
Al has helped many candidates in their bid for public office and he knows the dedication and sacrifice that candidates face when they run for office. Al ran for the position of Chairman of the Butler County Republican Committee to increase Republican registration in Butler County, influence the PA GOP and organize the BCRC Committee people to work as one as they help good people run for public office … and win.
Al lives in Buffalo Township with his wife of 50 years, Trish. They have six children and 17 grandchildren.
Denise Etter, Internal Vice Chair
Cranberry Township West VI
Trish Lindsay, External Vice Chair
June Crawford, Secretary
Thomas Davidson, Treasurer
Center Township 2