Commissioner Lentz, an attorney and former state representative, is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Bosnia and Iraq. He attended Valley Forge Military College, Class of 1984 and Georgetown University, Class of 1986. Following his graduation from Georgetown, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry. After completing the Infantry Officers Basic Course and U.S. Army Ranger School, he completed four years of active service as an Airborne Ranger Infantry officer. Following active duty service, he entered law school at Temple University, graduating in 1993. Initially out of law school, he worked for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office, where he served six years developing a specialty in the prosecution of violent gangs and juveniles.
In 2006, Commissioner Lentz was elected to represent the 161st Legislative District in the Pennsylvania General Assembly where he served two terms.