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PA Senate and House 2017-18 Leadership Teams Announced

Yesterday, the 34 members of the incoming state Senate Republican Caucus and the 16 members of the state Senate Democratic Caucus elected their 2017-18 leadership teams. Both elected the status quo. Only members who will serve next session were eligible to participate in today’s vote. Below please find a complete list of the Senate and House leadership teams.

Senate Republican Leadership Team

President Pro Tempore-designee: Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson)
Leader: Jake Corman (R-Centre)
Appropriations Chairman: Patrick Browne (R-Lehigh)
Whip: John Gordner (R-Columbia)
Caucus Chair: Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery)
Caucus Secretary: Richard Alloway (R-Franklin)
Caucus Administrator: Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks)
Policy Chair: David Argall (R-Schuylkill)

Senate Democratic Leadership Team
Leader: Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)
Appropriations Chairman: Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia)
Whip: Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia)
Caucus Chair: Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny)
Caucus Secretary: Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia)
Caucus Administrator: Has Not Yet Been Appointed
Policy Chair: Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton)

House Republican Leadership Team

Speaker-designee: Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny)

Leader: David Reed (R-Indiana)

Appropriations Chairman: Stan Saylor (R-York) – NEW Current Appropriations Chair Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) did not seek reelection.

Whip: Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster)

Caucus Chair: Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) – NEWCurrent Caucus Chair Sandy Major (R-Susquehanna) did not seek reelection.

Caucus Secretary: Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion)

Caucus Administrator: Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland) – NEWUnseated Current Administrator Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler).

Policy Chair: Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre)


House Democratic Leadership Team

Leader: Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny)

Appropriations Chairman: Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny)

Whip: Mike Hanna (D-Clinton)

Caucus Chair: Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny)

Caucus Secretary: Rosita Youngblood (D-Philadelphia)

Caucus Administrator: Neal Goodman (D-Schuylkill)

Policy Chair: Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.




Erik A. Ross


Milliron & Goodman Government Relations, LLC.

200 North 3rd Street

Suite 1500

Harrisburg, PA 17101

Phone:  717-232-5322

Cell:  717-574-3963


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