State fire commissioner
Commissioner Tim Solobay served as a state Senator and prior
to that served six terms in the state House of Representatives.
A lifelong resident of Canonsburg, Solobay has been a member
of the Canonsburg Volunteer Fire Department since 1978, served as chief for
four years, and is currently assistant chief. He also served as the initial chairman of
Washington County’s Children’s Fire Safety House project.
Solobay has been an emergency medical technician and an
instructor for the EMT program. He
taught CPR and automatic external defibrillator (AED) for the
American Heart Association.
He earned a bachelor's degree in management from the
California Coastal University in Santa Ana, Calif., and is a graduate of
Washington Hospital School of Radiologic Technology.
Prior to becoming a state legislator, Solobay served as
state constable in Canonsburg from 1982 to 1998. He worked as a radiographer at
Canonsburg Hospital, and was the CAT and MRI department supervisor at
Continuing his experience in emergency management, Solobay
was appointed Democratic chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency
Preparedness Committee and as the Senates appointee to the Pennsylvania
Emergency Management Agency.
Solobay serves on many local boards, including the Community
Action Southwest Board, the, Western Career and Technology Center Board, Mon
Valley Career and Technology Center Board, Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame
Washington/Greene Chapter Advisory Board, Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency
on Aging Board, and the California University of Pennsylvania Social Work Board
Solobay is a member of Canonsburg's United Presbyterian Church, where he has served as a deacon and elder. He is involved in the local masonic orders and has received his 33rd degree. He is married to Karen Hoholak Solobay. They have a son, Justin, and daughter, Kristen and two granddaughters, Ava Jane and Sarah Elizabeth.
If you wish to contact Commissioner Solobay he can be reached by calling his Secretary, Robin Snyder, at 717-651-2201 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org