(HARRISBURG) — Guy Reschenthaler was sworn in to office as the state senator representing the 37th Senatorial District in Allegheny and Washington counties during a ceremony today in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol in Harrisburg.
Senator Reschenthaler was joined by approximately 40 friends and family for his swearing-in ceremony. U.S. Circuit Judge D. Michael Fisher, who represented the 37th District seat the 1980s and 1990s, administered the oath of office to Reschenthaler.
“I’m honored and excited to take on this new challenge and be a responsive, accountable and tireless advocate for our community,” Reschenthaler said. “People have told me that they expect government to work for them and they don’t want gridlock or business as usual. I want to bring change and a fresh perspective to this position while pushing for lower taxes, less government and greater fiscal restraint.”
“I congratulate Senator Reschenthaler on being selected by voters of the 37th Senatorial District to be their voice in Harrisburg,” said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25). “I am confident that Senator Reschenthaler will bring insightful perspective and good vision to the table as we continue to work toward a fiscally responsible budget agreement, as well as the many challenging issues facing our Commonwealth.”
“Senator Reschenthaler’s background as a district justice and his service to this nation in the military are two qualities that distinguish him and will be a major asset here in the Senate,” Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) said. “His commitment to reforming our pension systems, improving educational opportunities and fighting for senior citizens will make him a strong and active advocate for his district.”
The son of former teachers, Reschenthaler was raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, graduated from Penn State, The Behrend College, in three years, and completed law school at Duquesne University.
Following law school, Reschenthaler served in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General Corp, volunteering for service in Iraq. Prior to running for the Senate, he worked in private practice at a multi-state law firm in Mt. Lebanon and was elected Magisterial District Judge for Pleasant Hills, Jefferson Hills and South Park, winning the nomination of both parties.
With Reschenthaler’s swearing in, Senate Republicans now maintain a 31 to 19 majority, the largest margin since 1954.
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