Tom Killion, who won his special election contest on April 26th, was sworn in today.
“I’m honored and excited to work hard and to represent my new district and ensure that state government is open and accountable,” Sen. Killion said. “My top priorities are to help create jobs and economic opportunities and improve our schools so children have the skills they need to succeed.”
“I congratulate Senator Killion on being selected by voters of the 9th Senatorial District to be their voice in Harrisburg. Tom’s continued commitment to fostering economic growth, creating family-sustaining jobs and implementing government reforms will be a great addition to the Senate,” stated Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati. “With his background in both the private sector and public service, he will certainly bring great perspective to the table as we work through the 2016-17 state budget and the numerous other important issues facing our Commonwealth.”
“With his depth of experience, Tom Killion is a welcome addition to the Senate. He brings with him a lifelong commitment to and enthusiasm for serving the people of the southeast as an advocate for issues such as open space and policies that create jobs especially opportunities for small businesses,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman responded. “His election strengthens our majority and serves as confirmation that the Senate is moving Pennsylvania in the right direction.”
The partisan composition of the State Senate is again 31 Republicans and 19 Democrats.