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PA Senate Democratic Caucus Elects Leaders

Jay Costa

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus today elected its leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session.

The new and returning members elected the following Caucus Leadership Team:

  • Leader – Jay Costa, Jr.
  • Caucus Whip – Tina Tartaglione
  • Appropriations Committee Chair – Vincent Hughes
  • Appropriations Vice Chair – Tim Kearney
  • Caucus Chair – Wayne D. Fontana
  • Caucus Secretary – Maria Collett
  • Administrator – Judy Schwank


“I am honored and humbled to announce that I will be serving as the Leader of the PA Senate Democratic Caucus for the next two years. I’d like to thank my fellow Democratic senators for entrusting me with this responsibility, and I hope to do our caucus proud,” said Costa“I am excited about the work before us, and I am honored to be leading the Democratic caucus as we continue to deliver for PA’s families. Let’s get it done.”

Tartaglione become the first female to serve as Democratic Whip in Pennsylvania Senate history.

“For nearly three decades, I have had the honor to serve the people of the 2nd district of Pennsylvania,” said Tartaglione. “I have seen my fair share of bad bills pass and great bills squandered away into the abyss of parliamentary procedure. Being able to pull upon seven terms worth of experience and bi-partisan relationships will help our caucus move forward our progressive priorities.”

2 Responses

  1. The House goes Dem and the Dems in the Senate are still in the minority. Nothing has changed. Makes no difference to the public who has what leadership position. If you are not in the majority you are a bystander.

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    Total Voters: 30

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