Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley will be the speaker during the annual Lincoln Day dinner of the Carbon County Republican Club.

The event will be held on Feb. 17 at the Nesquehoning Recreation Center.

MaryEllen Salerno, president of the Republican Club, said the dinner is also an opportunity for meeting local candidates.

Tickets are $25 per person. For information, call 570-656-1721,

Cawley was inaugurated as the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on Jan. 18.

In 2005, he was appointed to the Bucks County Board of Commissioners. He was elected a commissioner in 2007.

In February, 2009, Cawley formed and co-chaired the Bucks County's Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB). The board united influential members of the county community in the common goal of strengthening business initiatives, implementation and marketing.

As a commissioner he worked to expand the Bucks County Community College by opening a Lower Bucks Campus and expanding the Upper Bucks Campus. He has improved public safety by opening a new state-of-the-art county 911 center and built a new fire training facility giving volunteer firefighters the training they need to protect the residents of Bucks County.

He served as Chief of Staff to State Senator Tommy Tomlinson where he was responsible for the operations of the Harrisburg and Bucks County district offices. In addition, he was as a member of his local school board in Bristol Township.

Cawley has been active in charitable and civic affairs in Bucks County and is an advocate for environmental protection. He served on the County Commissioner's Association of Pennsylvania's Energy, Environment & Land Use Committee as Vice Chairman. Cawley is a former member of the board of directors for Lower Bucks Hospital, a former trustee of Bucks County Community College and a former Commonwealth trustee of Temple University.

A graduate of Bishop Egan High School, Bristol Township, he graduated cum laude from Temple University's College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He received a law degree from Temple University School of Law.

Lieutenant Governor Cawley and his wife, Suzanne, have been married for 7 years and have one son, Nicky