Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati announced Thursday Secretary and Parliamentarian of the Senate Mark Corrigan will retire at the end of the year.
Corrigan has been employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for more than 37 years. He has been the Secretary and Parliamentarian of the Senate for the past 31 years.
“Mark’s service to the citizens of the Commonwealth has been remarkable.” Sen. Scarnati stated. “He has helped manage the day-to-day business of the Senate in a professional, efficient and respectful manner. Mark has worked alongside numerous Lieutenant Governors and President Pro Tempores who, without exception, have given Mark outstanding marks for his demeanor as well as his encyclopedia knowledge of Masons Manual, the Ethics Law and our Senate Rules.”
Mark did so much more than simply help manage Senate floor activities. He oversaw a staff of approximately 80 Senate employees, including those in his office, the Senate Library, bill room, page room and other departments.
“One of Mark’s most compelling legacies will be his ability to be a trusted friend to Senators and staff on both sides of the aisle,” Sen. Scarnati added. “His passion and commitment to ensuring the successful and smooth operation of the Senate has earned him the respect and admiration of Republicans and Democrats alike.”
Mark Corrigan began his career in the Senate in 1979 in former State Senator Doyle Corman’s office. He is a graduate of Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania State University, and Dickinson School of Law.
Sen. Scarnati will immediately commence an expansive search to fill the Office of Secretary/Parliamentarian of the Senate in Pennsylvania. “I am confident that this search will yield a qualified person to carry out the duties of the Secretary of the Senate,” Sen. Scarnati concluded.
“Again, on behalf of all my colleagues, I thank Mark for his exceptional service and wish him the very best.”