HARRISBURG – Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin), together with 201 state legislators from across Pennsylvania, was sworn into office today, marking the beginning of the 203rd Legislative Session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.
Benninghoff, who has served in the state House of Representatives since 1997, also began his two-year term today as majority whip. As the majority whip, Benninghoff is responsible for tracking House votes, aiding the majority leader in advancing the Caucus agenda, and informing his Republican colleagues on upcoming issues and important pieces of legislation. Benninghoff has also previously served as majority policy chairman, chairman of the House Majority Finance Committee and chairman of the House State Government Committee.
Benninghoff issued the following statement immediately after taking the oath of office:
“I am humbled and grateful to have been entrusted to represent the hard-working people of Centre and Mifflin counties. It is a responsibility that I take seriously.
“I vow to work hard; honor my commitment to stand up for taxpayers; advocate for families, children and seniors; promote job and educational opportunities; and be a strong, effective voice for commonsense in Harrisburg.
“I am also excited about the unique opportunity and influence that my leadership role will provide the constituents of the 171st District. Serving as majority whip will give me an even greater ability to advocate for our legislative district and the issues that matter most back home.
“Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the opportunity to work for you again. I look forward to these next two years with great expectation. We can and will accomplish great things for Pennsylvania.”
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Representative Kerry Benninghoff
House Majority Whip
171st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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