Pennsylvania State Senate

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Pennsylvania State Senate
Pennsylvania General Assembly
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
None
History
New session started
January 1, 2019
Leadership
John Fetterman (D)
Since January 15, 2019
Jake Corman (R)
Since November 12, 2020
Majority Leader
Kim Ward (R)
Since November 12, 2020
Minority Leader
Jay Costa (D)
Since January 4, 2011
Structure
Seats50
Layout of Pennsylvania
Political groups
Majority caucus
  •   Republican (27)
  •   Independent (1)

Minority caucus

Length of term
4 years
AuthorityArticle II, Pennsylvania Constitution
Salary$88,610/year[1]
Elections
Last election
November 6, 2018
(25 seats)
Next election
November 3, 2020
(25 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
Senate Chamber, Pennsylvania State Capitol Building.jpg
State Senate Chamber
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Website
Pennsylvania State Senate

The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. It has 50 seats and is currently controlled by the Republican Party. Senators are elected for four year terms with no term limits.[2]

Senate leadership[change | change source]

President of the Senate: John Fetterman (D)
President Pro Tem of the Senate: Jake Corman (R)

Majority party (R) Leadership position Minority party (D)
Kim Ward Floor Leader Jay Costa
John Gordner Whip Anthony H. Williams
Bob Mensch Caucus Chairman Wayne D. Fontana
Ryan Aument Caucus Secretary Maria Collett
Pat Browne Appropriations Committee Chairman Vincent Hughes
Dave Argall Policy Committee Chairman Katie Muth
TBD Caucus Administrator John Blake

Composition[change | change source]

Historical sessions[change | change source]

Affiliation Party
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
1995–1996 session 29 21 50 0
1997–1998 session 30 20 50 0
1999–2000 session 30 20 50 0
2001–2002 session 30 20 50 0
2003–2004 session 29 21 50 0
2005–2006 session 30 20 50 0
2007–2008 session 29 21 50 0
2009–2010 session 30 20 50 0
2011–2012 session 30 20 50 0
2013–2014 session 27 23 50 0
2015–2016 session 30 20 50 0
2016–2017 session 31 19 50 0
2017–2018 session 34 16 50 0
2018–2019 session 28 22 50 0
2019–2020 session 29 21 50 0

Current session[change | change source]

Affiliation Party
(shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Ind Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 28 1 21 50 0
Latest voting share 58% 42%

Membership[change | change source]

The Senate is made up of 50 members who are elected by district.

List of current members[change | change source]

District Representative Party Residence Counties represented Term ends First elected
1 Nikil Saval Dem Philadelphia Philadelphia 2024 2020
2 Christine Tartaglione Dem Philadelphia Philadelphia 2022 1994
3 Sharif Street Dem Philadelphia Philadelphia 2024 2016
4 Arthur L. Haywood III Dem Philadelphia Montgomery, Philadelphia 2022 2014
5 John Sabatina Dem Philadelphia Philadelphia 2024 2015
6 Tommy Tomlinson Rep Bensalem Township Bucks 2022 1994
7 Vincent Hughes Dem Philadelphia Montgomery, Philadelphia 2024 1994
8 Anthony H. Williams Dem Philadelphia Delaware, Philadelphia 2022 1998
9 John Kane Dem Birmingham Chester, Delaware 2024 2020
10 Steve Santarsiero Dem Lower Makefield Township Bucks 2022 2018
11 Judy Schwank Dem Fleetwood Berks 2024 2011
12 Maria Collett Dem Lower Gwynedd Township Bucks, Montgomery 2022 2018
13 Scott Martin Rep West Lampeter Township Lancaster 2024 2016
14 John Yudichak Ind. Plymouth Township Carbon, Luzerne 2022 2010
15 John DiSanto Rep Susquehanna Township Dauphin, Perry 2024 2016
16 Pat Browne Rep Allentown Lehigh 2022 2005
17 Amanda Cappelletti Dem Delaware, Montgomery 2024 2020
18 Lisa Boscola Dem Bethlehem Township Lehigh, Northampton 2022 1998
19 Carolyn Comitta Dem West Chester Chester 2024 2020
20 Lisa Baker Rep Lehman Township Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming 2022 2006
21 Scott Hutchinson Rep Oil City Butler, Clarion, Forest, Venango, Warren 2024 2012
22 John Blake Dem Archbald Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe 2022 2010
23 Eugene Yaw Rep Loyalsock Township Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Union 2024 2008
24 Bob Mensch Rep Marlborough Township Berks, Bucks, Montgomery 2022 2009
25 Cris Dush Rep Cameron, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Tioga 2024 2020
26 Tim Kearney Dem Swarthmore Chester, Delaware 2022 2018
27 John Gordner Rep Berwick Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder 2024 2003
28 Kristin Phillips-Hill Rep York Township York 2022 2018
29 Dave Argall Rep Rush Township Berks, Schuylkill 2024 2009
30 Judy Ward Rep Hollidaysburg Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon 2022 2018
31 Mike Regan Rep Carroll Township Cumberland, York 2024 2016
32 Patrick J. Stefano Rep Bullskin Township Fayette, Somerset, Westmoreland 2022 2014
33 Doug Mastriano Rep Greene Township Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, York 2024 2019[note 1]
34 Jake Corman Rep Benner Township Centre, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin 2022 1998
35 Wayne Langerholc Rep Johnstown Bedford, Cambria, Clearfield 2024 2016
36 Ryan Aument Rep East Hempfield Township Lancaster 2022 2014
37 Devlin Robinson Rep Allegheny, Washington 2024 2020
38 Lindsey Williams Dem West View Allegheny 2022 2018
39 Kim Ward Rep Hempfield Township Westmoreland 2024 2008
40 Mario Scavello Rep Mount Pocono Monroe, Northampton 2022 2014
41 Joe Pittman Rep Indiana Armstrong, Butler, Indiana, Westmoreland 2024 2019[note 2]
42 Wayne D. Fontana Dem Pittsburgh Allegheny 2022 2005
43 Jay Costa Dem Forest Hills Allegheny 2024 1996
44 Katie Muth Dem Royersford Berks, Chester, Montgomery 2022 2018
45 Vacant
46 Camera Bartolotta Rep Monongahela Beaver, Greene, Washington 2022 2014
47 Elder Vogel Rep New Sewickley Township Beaver, Butler, Lawrence 2024 2008
48 Dave Arnold Rep South Lebanon Township Dauphin, Lebanon, York 2022 2020[note 3]
49 Dan Laughlin Rep Millcreek Township Erie 2024 2016
50 Michele Brooks Rep Jamestown Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Warren 2022 2014

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Elected in special election on May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21), to fill unexpired term.
  2. Elected in special election on May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21), to fill unexpired term.
  3. Elected in special election on January 14, 2020 (2020-01-14), to fill unexpired term.

References[change | change source]

  1. The Pennsylvania Manual, pp. 3–7.
  2. Article II, section 3, Pennsylvania Constitution.