Benninghoff Elevated to Leadership Position in State House
Local lawmaker to serve as Majority Policy Committee chairman

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) today in Harrisburg was elected by his peers in the House Republican Caucus to serve as chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee for the upcoming 2015-16 session.

“I was honored a week ago to have the support of the people in the 171st Legislative District and I’m honored today to have the backing of my peers,” Benninghoff said.

The Policy Committee chairmanship is one of a number of leadership positions which are decided by a vote of the caucus.

As Majority Policy Committee chairman, Benninghoff will travel across the state to conduct hearings about important issues, gather testimony and information from key stakeholders and work with his colleagues in the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those issues.

“The Commonwealth will be dealing with a variety of issues during the next two years,” Benninghoff said. “My goal will be to work with my colleagues to identify and develop commonsense solutions to the issues we face across Pennsylvania.”

The House Republican Caucus today also elected its majority leader, whip, Appropriations Committee chairman and other leadership positions.

While each caucus elects its own leadership, the speaker of the House must be elected by a majority of House members when it convenes in January. Republicans today selected a speaker designee to run for that position.

“We have a strong leadership team in place and I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance the agenda that delivered a 119-member majority for our caucus in the state House,” said Benninghoff.

Representative Kerry Benninghoff
171st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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