Born and raised in Luzerne County, Mike Cabell is honored to represent his hometown community and fight for the residents of the 117th Legislative District. First elected in November 2022, Mike is excited to bring his entrepreneurial skills, passion for service and dedication to helping others to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
During the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Mike has been appointed to serve on the House Appropriations, Human Services and Transportation committees.
While spending time on his grandparent’s farm in Drums, Mike learned from a young age the value of family, hard work, the agricultural industry and helping those who genuinely strive to better their community. After graduating from Bishop Hafey High School, Mike attended St. Joseph’s University, where he studied political science.
Mike returned home after college and got his political start at age 22, when he joined the Luzerne County Young Republicans to support local candidates. Following the Kids for Cash scandal and the passage of the Home Rule Charter, Mike decided to run for Luzerne County Council. Despite being a vocal opponent of the charter, Mike sought to bring commonsense solutions to the new form of government and to help turn the page on a dark era in Luzerne County politics. While his campaign was unsuccessful, Mike feels like he won because he met the love of his life and future bride, Chelsea, along the campaign trail.
Mike went on to become an accomplished entrepreneur with a successful track record in the health care industry, founding a behavioral health care company in 2015 and managing its day-to-day operation. Working with clients in the health care field, Mike truly gained a greater appreciation for helping others, driving him to grow and expand the company to assist those in need. He eventually sold the company in 2021, but his desire to help others and build great teams has made him an invaluable asset in the industry. Mike remains an investor in behavioral health care companies and is dedicated to continuing to help improve the lives of those in his community.
Outside of his professional endeavors, Mike is most proud of being a devoted husband to his wife and a loving father of their two young boys – Julian and Theo. Known as “Coach Mike” on the weekends, he volunteers for all his sons' sports teams and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Mike and his family live in Drums.
The 117th Legislative District in Luzerne County includes the townships of Black Creek, Butler, Conyngham, Dennison, Dorrance, Fairmount, Foster, Hollenback, Hunlock, Huntington, Lake, Lehman, Nescopeck, Ross, Salem, Slocum, Sugarloaf and Union; and the boroughs of Conyngham, Dallas, Freeland, Harveys Lake, Jeddo, Nescopeck, New Columbus, Nuangola, Penn Lake Park, Shickshinny and White Haven.