A state senator from our area was re-elected today as Senate Majority Leader for the 2019 and 2020 legislative season.
Republican Jake Corman represents the 34th Senatorial District which includes Centre, Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties. He was first elected to the position 4 years ago. Joining him in the Senate Republican Leadership team are Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Pat Browne (R-16).
Here’s the official release from Senator Corman’s office:
HARRISBURG)– Senator Jake Corman (R-34) was today re-elected by his Senate Republican colleagues to serve as Senate Majority Leader for the 2019-20 legislative session.
“I’m honored to be chosen by my colleagues once again to lead our caucus for the upcoming legislative session,” Corman said. “We have several challenges ahead and I look forward to helping chart a course that benefits Pennsylvania families.”
As Majority Leader, Corman is the second-highest ranking position in Senate Leadership. His duties include setting the legislative agenda, developing policies and strategies for the Senate Republican Caucus, and chairing the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee. He will also play a major role in negotiating issues with the Administration and House of Representatives and in supervising action on the Senate floor.
Corman was first elected to the position for the 2015-16 legislative session. He previously served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and is currently an ex-officio member of the panel.
Joining him in the Senate Republican Leadership team are Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25), Senate Majority Whip John Gordner (R-27) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Pat Browne (R-16).