Senate President Pro Tem Scarnati Won’t Seek Re-Election

Not one but two top Pennsylvania General Assembly legislative leaders will not be returning for the Legislature’s new session in 2021. On the heels of House Speaker Mike Turzai’s Jan. 23 retirement announcement, Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, announced this week he would not seek re-election in the 25th Senatorial District. Senator Scarnati’s announcement brings it to a total of 17 of the state legislature not seeking re-election. In addition, two other members are running for PA Auditor General and are giving up their House seats.