Senate Republicans Welcome Two New Members

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) today welcomed two new members to the Senate Republican caucus.

Senator-elects Doug Mastriano and Joe Pittman won special elections to the Pennsylvania Senate on May 21.

Senator-elect Mastriano will represent the 33rd Senatorial District, which includes all of Adams County and parts of Cumberland, Franklin and York counties.

A retired U.S Army Colonel, and military historian, Mastriano, has a doctorate from the University of New Brunswick and master’s degrees in military operations, strategic intelligence, airpower and strategy. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern University in St. Davids.  Mastriano and his wife Rebecca have a son, Josiah, and live in Greene Township, Franklin County. 

Senator-elect Pittman will represent the 41st Senatorial District, which includes of Armstrong and Indiana counties and parts of Butler and Westmoreland counties.

Pittman served as chief of staff to Sen. Don White, who retired in February.  Prior to that, he served on the Purchase Line School Board.  He currently serves on the board of directors for the Purchase Line Red Dragon Foundation, a nonprofit that provides scholarships to high school graduates.  Pittman and his wife, Gina, have four children, two boys and twin girls, and live in Indiana.

With the inclusion of Mastriano and Pittman, Senate Republicans will hold a 28-22 majority in the State Senate.

CONTACT: Carol Milligan (717) 787-6725