Senate President Pro Tempore Scarnati, Majority Leader Corman Welcome Killion to Senate

Harrisburg – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today congratulated Senator-elect Tom Killion on his election to the state Senate in Tuesday’s special election in the 9th Senatorial District.

With the election, voters in Chester and Delaware counties expanded the Republican majority to 31 members in the 50-seat chamber.

“Tom has a proven record of fiscally conservative leadership and experience in business that will be a great asset in the Senate,” said Scarnati. “As we look ahead to crafting a responsible 2016-17 state budget, Tom’s experience and passion for protecting taxpayers will be a valuable addition. I look forward to working with him on issues important to the 9th Senatorial District.”

Senator-elect Killion served as a state Representative for the 168th Legislative District and prior to that was Chairman of the Delaware County Council. He also founded two local small businesses.

“Pennsylvania faces some pressing challenges and the Commonwealth will be better prepared to meet them with Tom Killion in the Senate,” said Corman. “He brings vast experience in state and local government, as well insights from the private sector. Residents of the 9th Senatorial District and citizens statewide will be served well by Tom in the Senate.”

Senator-elect Killion is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including Legislator of the Year from the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Distinguished Leadership Award from Delaware Valley Healthcare Council.

A graduate of Penn State University, Senator-elect Killion and his wife Eileen live in Middletown and have two adult daughters.

Senator-elect Killion will be sworn in to office in May. The date will be announced following the final certification of vote totals.

CONTACTS:

(Senator Scarnati) Kate Eckhart keckhart@pasen.gov (717) 787-7084
(Senator Corman) Jenn Kocher jkocher@pasen.gov (717) 787-1377