Senate Leaders Comment on the Passing of Steve MacNett

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement regarding the passing of Steve MacNett:

“We are incredibly saddened to learn of the passing of our friend Steve MacNett.  Steve was a brilliant attorney who served the Senate with acumen for more than four decades. He began his Senate career as a messenger in 1966, then held several different positions in the Senate until being promoted to General Counsel to the Senate Republican Caucus, the position he served in for more than 30 years until his retirement in 2011.

“Steve was able to master complex subject matters in short periods of time and had a tremendous ability to craft intricate legal statutes in artful ways.  He handled litigation and legislation, as well as investigations and inquisitions, with Irish grace and an unbelievable resolve.

“Steve’s dedication and service to the Senate is unmatched.  His intellect and kindness helped us all to be better public servants.  He was the consummate professional in every sense of the word.  We extend our sincere sympathies to Steve’s daughters Colleen and Pam and his entire family.” 


Kate Flessner – Senator Scarnati (717) 787-7084
Jenn Kocher – Senator Corman (717) 787-1377