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For Immediate Release
November 15, 2022

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PA Chamber Congratulates Senate Leadership Teams, Looks Forward to 2023-24 Session

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry today congratulated the newly-elected leadership teams for Republicans and Democrats in the state Senate.


The Republican leadership team representing the Senate majority will be Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), the first woman to be appointed by fellow lawmakers to the Senate’s top position; Leader Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland); Whip Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster); Caucus Chair Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York); Caucus Secretary Camera Bartolotta (R-Beaver/Greene/Washington); and Appropriations Committee Chair Scott Martin (R-Lancaster).


The leadership team representing Senate Democrats will be Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny); Whip Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia); Caucus Chair Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny); Caucus Secretary Maria Collett (D-Bucks/Montgomery); and Appropriations Committee Chair Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery).


“Congratulations to the Senators chosen by their colleagues to lead the Republican and Democratic caucuses next session – and a special shout out to my friend, Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward, on her historic election to Pennsylvania state government’s third-highest post,” Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President and CEO Luke Bernstein said. “These leaders will play a central role in determining the direction of our Commonwealth over the next two years. On behalf of Pennsylvania’s business community, the PA Chamber looks forward to working with them to make Pennsylvania the best state in the nation to live, work, and raise a family.”


The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry is the state’s largest broad-based business association, with its statewide membership comprising businesses of all sizes and across all industry sectors. The PA Chamber is The Statewide Voice of BusinessTM.