Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Scarnati Re-Elected Senate President Pro Tempore

State Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25) was sworn in as President Pro Tempore of the Pennsylvania Senate for 2012, the sixth time Senate colleagues have elected him to the third-highest constitutional office in the commonwealth.
In brief remarks to the chamber, the senator said the legislature must continue to focus on creating jobs and making state government live within its means.  Scarnati also highlighted several cost saving initiatives that have been implemented in the Senate in 2011.
“We have all recognized the need to make government more accountable and efficient. The public expects it and our economic conditions require it,” he said.
Senator Scarnati is currently serving his third term in the Senate. He was born and raised in Brockway, Jefferson County, and represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Cameron, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga and portions of Clearfield and Warren counties.

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