(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) issued the following statement regarding Senator John Yudichak leaving the Senate Democrat Caucus.
“We are pleased to welcome Senator Yudichak as a member of the Senate Republican Caucus, as he changes his party affiliation from a Democrat to an Independent. John Yudichak has always been an independent voice that has put the representation of his constituents ahead of political party.
“John is unquestionably a dedicated public servant and a strong voice in Harrisburg. We applaud his decision to do what is in the best interest of his constituents in Luzerne and Carbon Counties.
“We look forward to Senator Yudichak joining our Republican members of the Senate in our Caucus, as we work together to create an appropriate balance in the Pennsylvania Legislature.”