On Friday, state Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Adams/Cumberland/Franklin/York) announced he will be retiring effective Feb. 28.
Alloway has served the 33rd District in the Pennsylvania Senate since 2008 and was most recently re-elected in 2016.
In a release, Alloway thanked his constituents for the opportunity to represent them and stated that “our forefathers never envisioned public service as a lifetime vocation.”
“It has been an honor and a privilege to hold this position and to be the voice for local communities in Harrisburg for the past decade in the Senate,” Alloway said in a statement. “…However, our forefathers never envisioned public service as a lifetime vocation. After a decade of fighting to ensure our interests are represented in the General Assembly, the time has come for me to move on to other endeavors and pursue new opportunities. I wish all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle nothing but the best.”
Alloway has served as the Majority Caucus Secretary since 2014 and boasted about being “among the legislature’s strongest supporters of Second amendment rights” and being the “leading advocate for passage of Libre’s Law, legislation to protect animals against abuse and neglect” in his release about his retirement.
In an interview with The Caucus, Alloway said he’s going to be a lobbyist and cited being “sick and tired” of politics in Harrisburg as a reason for retiring from office.
Alloway was due for re-election in Nov. 2020, but his resignation will result in a special election called by Lt. Gov. John Fetterman.