SD-37: Reschenthaler Sworn Into Office
The upper chamber has all fifty districts represented.
Guy Reschenthaler, of the 37th district, was sworn in this afternoon. Sen. Reschenthaler is the 31st Senator in the GOP’s majority caucus. The oath was administered by U.S. Circuit Judge D. Michael Fisher, who represented the 37th from 1981 to 1996.
“I’m honored and excited to take on this new challenge and be a responsive, accountable and tireless advocate for our community,” Reschenthaler said. “People have told me that they expect government to work for them and they don’t want gridlock or business as usual. I want to bring change and a fresh perspective to this position while pushing for lower taxes, less government and greater fiscal restraint.”
“I congratulate Senator Reschenthaler on being selected by voters of the 37th Senatorial District to be their voice in Harrisburg,” stated Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. “I am confident that Senator Reschenthaler will bring insightful perspective and good vision to the table as we continue to work toward a fiscally responsible budget agreement, as well as the many challenging issues facing our Commonwealth.”
“Senator Reschenthaler’s background as a district justice and his service to this nation in the military are two qualities that distinguish him and will be a major asset here in the Senate,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman said. “His commitment to reforming our pension systems, improving educational opportunities and fighting for senior citizens will make him a strong and active advocate for his district.”
Reschenthaler defeated his Democratic opponent Heather Arnet in a special election on November 3rd.