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Ward Elected Senate Majority Leader

Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) made history on Thursday. 

Senate Republican leadership elected Ward to serve as the Senate Majority Leader, making her the first woman to serve as majority leader in Pennsylvania’s state Senate. 

Ward is taking over for Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre), who was elevated to Senate President Pro Tempore. Corman will be replacing Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) as Pro Tem., who is retiring at the end of this current term. 

While Corman and Ward take on new roles, Appropriations Committee Chair Pat Brown (R-Lehigh), Majority Whip John Gordner (R-Columbia), Majority Caucus Chairman Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery), and Majority Caucus Secretary Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) all remain in their positions in leadership for the upcoming session.

Senate Democrats will select their leadership committee next week.

8 Responses

  1. I just want to congratulate you Kim. I have been voting for you since the first time you ran for office. You will always have my vote. Thank you for all you do.

  2. I am so happy to see this brilliant woman elected. I think we are going to see great things from the PA Senate next cycle.

    I love Trump.

  3. GOP wants to soften their image, so chose a woman. But I bet she is as batshit crazy Trumper as the men.

  • Understanding that basic education funding should/will be first, what should be the next highest priority for the General Assembly?

    • Raising The Minimum Wage (25%)
    • Legalizing Adult-Use Marijuana (24%)
    • None of the above. Something Else. (20%)
    • Economic Development (14%)
    • Higher Education (8%)
    • Public Transportation (8%)
    • Workforce Opportunities and Innovation (2%)

    Total Voters: 51

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