Harrisburg, PA– Today, Senator Tom Killion (R-9) was sworn in for his first full four-year term in the Pennsylvania State Senate. Senator Killion initially joined the Senate in May of 2016 after a Special Election for the unexpired term of his predecessor. In the November 2016 General Election, Senator Killion was re-elected to serve the residents of the 9th Senatorial District for a full term.
“It is a true honor to serve my constituents and make sure their voice is heard in Harrisburg. It is such a privilege to work with neighbors and community leaders to make our area and the state of Pennsylvania a place we are all proud to call home,” said Sen. Killion.
Senator Killion was among 25 senators taking the oath in the Senate Chamber, following the ceremonies opening the new 2017-18 Legislative Session, the Pennsylvania Senate is now composed of 34 Republican members and 16 Democrat members. The current composition of members establishes a veto-proof majority for the GOP in the state Senate.
“The residents of Pennsylvania have bestowed the General Assembly with a great amount of responsibility to serve as a balance in state government and to ensure we deliver efficient and responsible services to the people of Pennsylvania,” said Senator Killion.
Senator Killion was joined by his wife, two daughters, two sons-in-law, and his new grandson, Jack Thomas, at the swearing-in ceremonies.
“This swearing-in ceremony has a special significance since my new grandson was able to join me. It is a reminder of the significant impact the General Assembly can have on future generations. I am excited to do my small part in making sure the world is a little better for Jack and all future generations,” concluded Senator Killion.
Office of Sen. Killion: Mike Stoll (717) 787-4712