HARRISBURG, PA, November 14, 2018 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione was selected today by her peers to serve her second consecutive term as chairwoman of the Senate’s Philadelphia delegation for the 2019-20 legislative session.

As chairwoman, Senator Tartaglione will lead the delegation of seven Democrats who represent portions of Philadelphia in the 50-member Senate. Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s most populous county with more than 1.5 million residents.

“I am very honored that my fellow Philadelphia Democrats chose me to continue as the leader of our delegation,” Tartaglione said. “Serving in this role is a tremendous privilege and a major responsibility. Philadelphia is a great city, but it also faces many significant challenges. As chairwoman, I will have a strong opportunity to influence statewide policy while ensuring that the city’s needs are addressed.”

Senator Tartaglione was first elected to the Senate in 1994 representing the 2nd District and will be one of the three longest-serving senators during the 2019-20 session. She is the longtime minority chair of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee and was first selected as Philadelphia delegation chair for the 2017-18 legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn Nov. 30.

“As a delegation, we have many important causes to advocate such as educating our children, growing the middle class through family-sustaining employment, eradicating the opioid epidemic, ensuring full access to healthcare, helping the needy and promoting social justice,” Tartaglione said. “I will continue to work hard to ensure that our delegation remains united in our mission to solve our problems and improve the lives of all Philadelphians.”

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