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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati Announces Retirement

Senator Joe Scarnati to become 
"Just Plain Joe" at the end of this term!
February 12, 2020·

(HARRISBURG)– Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) today announced his retirement from the Pennsylvania Senate at the end of his 5th term in office. Senator Scarnati represents the 25th Senatorial District, which includes Cameron, Clinton, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter and Tioga Counties and portions of Clearfield County.

“Today I am announcing that I will not be seeking a 6th term as Senator for the 25thSenatorial District. At the end of this year, I will have served the people of the 25th Senatorial district for 20 years. With the support of my Senate colleagues, I have spent the last 14 of those years in the position of President Pro Tempore and served as Pennsylvania’s 31st Lieutenant Governor from 2008 to 2011. I have worked with five Governors and throughout this time I am proud to have been a leading advocate for rural Pennsylvania values.

“While I am greatly humbled by those who have once again supported my petition to have my name on the ballot, after many conversations with family and close supporters I have made a personal, and not political, decision that I will not be filing my petitions. My concern with leaving office has always been in large part wanting to ensure the 25thSenatorial District is well represented after my departure from the Senate.

“I came to Harrisburg in 2001 as the first Senator elected as an independent. I was disappointed by the choices that our sitting Senator at the time had made, and could not support his candidacy. My independent streak never ended there in my tenure. I have always believed that both sides of the aisle must work together on behalf of our constituents and compromise on issues without compromising on our values. At the same time, I have always sought to protect working families and their hard earned tax dollars. Since the days of Governor Ed Rendell’s Administration, I have actively blocked the massive proposed tax hikes on workers and businesses as proposed by his Administration and others who have followed.

“I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished for the Commonwealth during my time in the Senate. We have overseen the largest Republican majority since Eisenhower was president (34-16). We have protected the unborn by supporting a strong pro-life agenda. We have fought to safeguard our 2ndAmendment rights that the liberal left continues to attack. In 2012, we passed a landmark Marcellus Shale Impact Fee bill to ensure responsible drilling and investments in our local communities. We have prioritized job growth and creation across Pennsylvania. We have fought for historic levels of school safety funding – and will continue that fight.

“I thank my family for their unwavering support over the last two decades. Serving in public office is not something that you do alone. I am looking forward to traveling and spending more time with my wife Amy, our children and grandchild. I also look forward to helping my parents who are both in their 80’s.

“Throughout my time in office, I am grateful to have been surrounded by friends and fellow senators whom I respect. My success has been largely in part because of serving with incredible colleagues and working with a team of talented individuals who are not my staff, but my co-workers. It takes a strong team to serve constituents and to oversee operations of the Senate.

“I sincerely thank my constituents for the honor of representing them. While the announcement of my future departure comes today, I will still be actively engaged in serving my district and the Senate for the next nine months. I also look forward to continuing to lead the effort this year to maintain our Senate Republican Majority. Following my departure from the Senate, I will be taking a more active role in my business and evaluating other opportunities.”

12 comments :

Overtaxed said...

...And never one bill to stop the taxing of personal homes, or prevent the taking of homes from people who are in financial difficulties, otherwise you have gone along with the theft of the poor's only shelter. (What a great legacy!)

Anonymous said...



Re: 11:37 PM

So if I make payments on my house and you don't make payments on your house, we both get to keep our respective houses????

Overtaxed said...

10:20 am
My house was paid off decades ago, the number of children in school are less than half of what it was when I purchased this home, yet, out property tax, aka, school tax, has increased nearly every year. We home-schooled our children, and never cost the county one red cent.
We have never taken LIHEAP, or any other handouts of any type, and never will.
Familiarize yourself with the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto, you will understand why. Should it come to the loss of this home by the evil theft of this system, it will not be worth taking.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure a handpicked Republican hack is already on the launching pad to represent the fossil fuels and timber industries and other sacred cows, which includes many of those who are well connected politically and well enriched financially with a slew of tax shelters and loopholes. That's how things work in this district. You spout the usual second amendment, anti-abortion, small government BS and people follow you like you're the Pie-Eyed Piper. Just watch.

Anonymous said...



Re: 10:48 AM

I waited until I was older and paid cash for my small abode. Big deal. Please answer the question: if someone pays his mortgage every month and another doesn't pay his mortgage, should both be able to keep their respective house?

Overtaxed said...

3:55 pm.
No one said anything about a mortgage...try reading the first post again.
It's a corrupted taxing policy; has nothing to do with banks or mortgages.

Anonymous said...



Re: Overtaxed

Ok, if someone pays their property taxes and someone else does not pay their property taxes, should both be able to keep their respective house????

Overtaxed said...

Personal property should not be taxed at all. No personal dwelling should ever be taxed.

Anonymous said...

1:31, if you don't like our district, just move to pelosis district where you can do your drugs and shit in the street, leave us now

Anonymous said...



Re; 5:57PM

Behaving like a politician, since you don't answer the question...

Overtaxed said...

4:48 PM: - I will say this once again:
It is not very long, and has no great, big words that are hard to understand in it. READ the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto.
How about if a bunch of thugs passed a law that clothing was now taxed, and that they could take the clothing away from anyone who could not pay the tax, and the tax got higher and higher. Would you then use the argument you are trying to use in the form of questions?
Wake up to the truth, no one who would enforce the taking of a dwelling over taxes is anything but a Bolshevik Communist. It does not matter what they call themselves; it does not matter what grandiose title they may have. They are still the worst kind of thief there has ever been.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your retirement Senator with your wife & family, thank you for your yrs of service & God Bless you !