Senate Leaders Announce Changes in Leadership Staff

(HARRISBURG) – Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) and Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-34) have announced new changes to Senate Republican Leadership senior staff. 

Crystal H. Clark, Esq. –

Crystal Clark will begin serving as General Counsel to the Senate Republican Caucus on February 24.  For nearly two decades, Ms. Clark has worked in the public and private sectors, most recently working as a member of the McNees Wallace & Nurick Labor and Employment practice group.  At McNees, Ms. Clark worked as the Solicitor for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, as well as with numerous counties and other municipal entities.  Prior to joining the firm in September 2015, Crystal served for over four years as the Lancaster County Solicitor. Ms. Clark earned her Bachelor’s Degree from University of Michigan and Law Degree from the Dickinson School of Law. 

As General Counsel, she will be responsible for managing all litigation for the Caucus, working on advancing priority issues and overseeing day-to-day legal matters for the Caucus. 

“It is an honor to join this unparalleled team of individuals serving Pennsylvania in the Senate,” Ms. Clark said.  “There is exceptional work already being done by the Senate, and plenty more to be accomplished; it is exciting to be a part of that process moving forward.” 

“I am pleased that Crystal has accepted the position of General Counsel to the Caucus,” Senator Scarnati said.  “Her diverse background and extensive experience in numerous areas of the law will be valuable to our entire Caucus.”  

“Crystal is an outstanding lawyer and has impressive public sector and private sector experience,” Senator Corman said.  “Her extensive legal resume and enthusiasm to take on this new endeavor will be an asset to the Senate.  We look forward to her joining our Republican Caucus senior staff team.” 

Gregory M. Mahon –

Greg Mahon will take on the position of Chief of Staff to the President Pro Tempore. Mr. Mahon has 27 years of experience working in government.  He has worked for the House of Representatives, the Department of Environmental Protection and began his career in the Pennsylvania Senate in 2003. For the last decade, Greg has served as Budget and Policy Director to Senator Scarnati and has focused primarily on the budget, fiscal, economic development and redevelopment assistance issues.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Penn State University.  While Mr. Mahon will be serving as Chief of Staff, Senator Scarnati also plans to hire a Counsel to the President Pro Tempore, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

“I greatly respect and admire Senator Scarnati and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our team in this new role,” Mr. Mahon said.  “I look forward to taking on new responsibilities within our office and continuing to help members of the Senate Republican Caucus.”

“Greg’s tenure with me has been invaluable and has served my office and district well,” Senator Scarnati said.  “His background and experience will be an asset to our team as my new Chief of Staff.  I have full confidence in Greg and I am pleased that he is able to continue with me in this capacity.” 



Kate Flessner (717) 787-7084 – Senator Scarnati
Jenn Kocher (717) 787-1377 – Senator Corman