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Stanley Rapp

Stanley Rapp

Senior Partner
Greenlee Partners

As senior partner, a position he’s held since 1985, Rapp manages the direction and vision of the firm. His online bio called him “one of the most recognizable figures in Pennsylvania politics – an iconic figure in Harrisburg, and omnipresent in the Capitol halls.”

Early in his career, he served as chief of staff to the state Senate president pro tem as well as chief clerk of the Senate.

“After graduating from Penn State in 1975, I became involved in a state Senate race,” Rapp said. “As a young, idealistic staffer, I wanted to be involved with public service. After leaving the state Senate in 1984, I decide to try and start my own business. I had a strong desire to be independent and since I had ‘no discernible skill,’ lobbying seemed to be a good fit.”

Rapp said he was privileged to have former legislator Alvin C. Bush as a mentor. When Rapp was a young man working in the state Senate, “Al would teach me history, politics and maybe the most important, patience. He would often say, ‘In politics, timing is everything. If you are patient, you can pick the timing. If you are impatient, the timing picks you.’ Thank you, Alvin C. Bush.”

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This profile is part of CPBJ's Law and Lobbyist Power 30 list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at cpbj.com or in our digital edition.

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