HARRISBURG – Senator Wayne Langerholc Jr. (R-35) was appointed recently by the Senate President Pro Tempore to serve as chairman of the Senate Education Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 legislative session.
In his new position, Langerholc said he will work with committee members on issues related to Pennsylvania’s education system, including school safety, funding and improving post-secondary opportunities for students.
“I’m honored and excited to take on this new role. As a father of three girls, I understand the critical role our education system plays in the future of the Commonwealth,” said Langerholc.
“With education compiling 40-percent of the state budget – it is vital that we ensure these tax dollars are allocated fairly and equitably.
“I look forward to embracing the challenges our schools face and finding creative ways to address the needs of all students. Our children’s education is our future.”
“I am pleased to appoint Senator Langerholc to serve in this important role,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25).
“Over the last year, I have been immensely impressed by Senator Langerholc’s strong leadership on the School Safety and Security Committee.
“I am confident that he will also be an outstanding leader and champion of educational issues as Chair of the Education Committee.”
Langerholc added that the committee is traditionally one of the busiest in the Senate given the depth of issues the committee covers and is looking forward to meeting with students, parents and other stakeholders to guarantee our future generations have the tools to succeed.