Harrisburg, November 16, 2016 – State Senate Democrats today unanimously re-elected state Senator Wayne D. Fontana (D-Brookline) to serve as Democratic Caucus chairman for the coming two-year legislative session.

The caucus chairman sets the daily caucus agenda and leads the discussion on bills that are under consideration on the Senate floor.

“I thank my colleagues for re-electing me to serve as chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus,” Fontana said. “I am humbled and honored by their continued confidence in me.”

Fontana said he hopes to focus additional attention on creating more jobs, rebuilding the state’s aging infrastructure, ensuring a quality education for our children, curbing property taxes and working with local leaders to continue Allegheny County’s growth.

Fontana was first elected to the Senate in 2005 and was first appointed to leadership as Democratic Caucus Administrator in 2011.

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