The most recently serving senator to die was Arlen Specter (served 1981–2011) on October 14, 2012. Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2018 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. [2] Even numbered seats and odd numbered seats are contested in separate election years. Legislation sponsored by State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33), State Senator Kim Ward (R-39) and Senator John DiSanto (R-15) to strengthen the state “Steer Clear Law” and better protect tow truck drivers, law enforcement and other first responders is set for enactment following unanimous passage by the General Assembly. Rochester. Copyright © 2020 PA Senate Democrats. In this case the President Pro Tempore and Lieutenant Governor would be the same person. 2020-21 State Budget; 2019-20 State Budget; 2018-19 State Budget; 2017-18 State Budget; 2016-17 State Budget; 2015-16 State Budget; Features. Discover the histories, traditions, and arrangements of senators' desks. The state's current U.S. senators are Democrat Bob Casey Jr. (since 2007) and Republican Pat Toomey (since 2011), making it one of nine states to have a split United States Senate delegation. States in the Senate. (monthly business meeting) to attend: Zoom meeting ID: 836 4508 5680, meeting password available by request submitted to: KBear@palegislature.us. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. The most recent senator to die was Harris Wofford (served 1991–1995) on January 21, 2019. Before 1914, they were chosen by the Pennsylvania General Assembly; before 1935, their terms began March 4. [3] The Pennsylvania Senate has been meeting since 1791. Legislature failed to elect due to a disagreement on election procedure. Learn about your state's place in Senate history. Transportation, Community, Economic & Recreational Development, Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, 45th District: Allegheny & Westmoreland CountiesDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Chair of Game & Fisheriesand Law & Justice, Serves on Banking & Insurance, Education, Transportation, 12th District: Bucks & Montgomery CountiesDownload Hi-Res Portrait→Visit Website→Chair of Aging & Youth, Serves on Appropriations, Consumer Protections & Professional Licensure,Judiciary, State Government, Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, 19th District: Chester CountyDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Chair of Education, Serves on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Environmental Resources & Energy, Game & Fisheries, 4th District: Philadelphia and Montgomery CountiesDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Chair of Health & Human Services, Serves on Appropriations, Finance, Judiciary, Intergovernmental Operations, 37th District: Allegheny & Washington Counties Download Hi-Res Portrait → Visit Website → Chair of Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee, Serves on Appropriations, Community, Economic & Recreational Development, Communications & Technology and Labor & Industry, 26th District: Chester & Delaware CountiesDownload Hi-Res Portrait→Visit Website→Chair of Local Government, Serves on Communications & Technology, Labor & Industry,Transportation, Urban Affairs & Housing, 17th District: Delaware and Montgomery CountiesDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Serves on Appropriations, Education, Environmental Resources & Energy, 44th District: Berks, Chester, & Montgomery CountiesDownload Hi-Res Portrait→Visit Website→Chair of Urban Affairs & Housing, Serves on Finance, Health & Human Services, Intergovernmental Operations, State Government, 5th District: Philadelphia CountyDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Chair of Transportation, Serves on Aging & Youth, Agriculture & Rural Affairs,Community, Economic & Recreational Development, Judiciary, 10th District: Bucks CountyDownload Hi-Res Portrait→Visit Website→Chair of Environmental Resources and Energy, Serves on Appropriations, Communications & Technology, Judiciary, Local Government,Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, 3rd District: Philadelphia CountyDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Chair of Banking & Insurance, Serves on Agriculture & Rural Affairs, Appropriations, Health & Human Services,Urban Affairs & Housing, 2nd District: Philadelphia CountyDownload Hi-Res Portrait →Visit Website →Chair of Labor & Industry, Serves on Aging & Youth, Banking & Insurance, Law & Justice, 38th District: Allegheny CountyDownload Hi-Res Portrait→Visit Website→Chair of Community, Economic, & Recreational Development, Serves on Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness, Communications & Technology, Education, Labor & IndustryState Government.