HARRISBURG – State Sen. Mike Regan (R-31) today nominated and the Senate confirmed local resident Michael Gerdes to serve as the new Senate Secretary and Parliamentarian. Since November, Gerdes has held the position in an interim capacity.
“I was honored to nominate Mike Gerdes to serve in this important and prestigious position,” Regan said. “I believe he will be a great asset to the Senate and the Commonwealth.”
The Senate Secretary and Parliamentarian makes important determinations related to the chamber’s rules and parliamentary procedures, as well as the legislative process.
Gerdes is a graduate of Trinity High School in Camp Hill and Georgetown University Law Center.
He first began serving the Commonwealth in 2002 in the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. He later served as the deputy attorney general and then as a senior deputy attorney general in the Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Since joining the Senate staff in 2015, he has served as counsel to the previous two Senate majority leaders, advising them on Senate rules and parliamentary procedures.
“Mike Gerdes undoubtedly has the experience and knowledge to be the Senate Secretary,” Regan said. “But he also has the demeanor and professionalism for this position, which serves both the Republican and Democratic caucuses equally.
Gerdes was joined in the Senate today by his wife, Kelly, and their two daughters, Sarah and Amanda.
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