Pennsylvania State Senate
|Pennsylvania General Assembly|
New session started
|January 5, 2021|
Length of term
|Authority||Article II, Pennsylvania Constitution|
| November 6, 2018 |
| November 3, 2020 |
|State Senate Chamber|
Pennsylvania State Capitol
|Pennsylvania State Senate|
The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania state legislature. The State Senate meets in the State Capitol building in Harrisburg. Senators are elected for four year terms, staggered every two years such that half of the seats are contested at each election.Even numbered seats and odd numbered seats are contested in separate election years. The President Pro Tempore of the Senate becomes the Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania in the event of the sitting Lieutenant Governor's removal, resignation or death. In this case the President Pro Tempore and Lieutenant Governor would be the same person. The Pennsylvania Senate has been meeting since 1791.
The President of the Senate is the Lieutenant Governor, who has no vote except in the event of an otherwise tie vote.
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|
(shading indicates majority caucus)
As of January 17,2021 [update] :
(shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature||28||1||21||50||0|
|January 5, 2021||28||1||20||49||1|
|January 13, 2021||28||1||21||50||0|
|January 17, 2021||27||1||21||49||1|
|Latest voting share||57.1%||42.9%|
The Senate is made up of 50 members who are elected by district. In 2012, a State Senate district had an average population of 254,047 residents.
|District||Representative||Party||Residence||Counties represented||Term ends||First elected|
|4||Arthur L. Haywood III||Dem||Philadelphia||Montgomery, Philadelphia||2022||2014|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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||Bridgeville||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|
|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||Jim Brewster||Dem||McKeesport||Allegheny, Westmoreland||2024||2010|
|46||Camera Bartolotta||Rep||Monongahela||Beaver, Greene, Washington||2022||2014|
|47||Elder Vogel||Rep||New Sewickley Township||Beaver, Butler, Lawrence||2024||2008|
|48||Vacant||Dauphin, Lebanon, York||2022|
|49||Dan Laughlin||Rep||Millcreek Township||Erie||2024||2016|
|50||Michele Brooks||Rep||Jamestown||Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Warren||2022||2014|
|Standing committee||Majority membership||Minority membership|
|Aging & Youth|
|Agriculture & Rural Affairs|
|Banking & Insurance|
|Communications & Technology|
|Community, Economic & Recreational Development|
|Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure|
|Environmental Resources & Energy|
|Game & Fisheries|
|Health & Human Services|
|Labor & Industry|
|Law & Justice|
|Rules & Executive Nominations|
|Urban Affairs & Housing|
|Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparednesss|
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