The same Senate Republican Leadership team will be leading the Senate when the new session convenes January 3.
Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) was nominated for President Pro Tempore, Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) was elected Majority Leader and Sen. Patrick Browne (R-Lehigh) returns as Majority Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Rounding out the Republican Leadership are--
-- Whip: John Gordner (R-Columbia)
-- Caucus Chair: Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery)
-- Caucus Secretary: Richard Alloway (R-Franklin)
-- Caucus Administrator: Chuck McIlhinney (R-Bucks)
-- Policy Committee Chair: David Argall (R-Schuylkill)
Senate Republicans gained 3 new seats in the new session bringing the Republican - Democrat split to 34 to 16, the largest Republican majority in 66 years.
Sen. Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) was again elected as Minority Leader of the Senate, Sen. Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) was re-elected as Minority Whip and Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) will return as Minority Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Completing the Senate Democratic Leadership roster are--
-- Caucus Chair: Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny)
-- Caucus Secretary: Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Philadelphia)
-- Caucus Administrator: Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne)
-- Policy Committee Chair: Sen. Lisa Boscola (D-Lehigh)
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