On November 6, Pennsylvania elected 50 new members to the state legislature during the midterm elections.
We had the opportunity to talk with these Freshman Lawmakers to learn more about them and their districts, their interest in politics, and their top priorities as they begin their first terms in public office.Watch one-on-one interviews with newly elected members following their LIVE Swearing-in Ceremony on January 1st at 12 pm. Tune in on cable and the PCN app.
The Freshman Lawmaker interviews will be available on demand for FREE after they air on January 1st.
Freshman Lawmaker Facts
- Out of the 50 new members, 23 are women.
- In the Senate, five of the seven new members are women, and two are Republican former House members.
- Ten of the 25 seats available were won by women, bringing the total number of women in the Senate to 12.
- Of the 25 seats up for election, 12 democrats and 13 republicans were elected.
- In the House, the 43 new members include 18 women, which bring the number of women in the House up to 52.
- There are 14 new seats for the Democrats and three new seats for the Republicans, making the House 110 Republicans to 92 Democrats.