Liquor Committees post memberships for the 2021-2022 Legislative Session
With the new session in Harrisburg comes new leadership. Senator Mike Regan, a Republican who represents parts of Cumberland and York counties, is chair of the Senate Law and Justice committee. It has jurisdiction over issues involving the Liquor Code.
The Democratic chair, Senator James Brewster (D-45), returns in that position after a hard-fought re-election campaign.
This year’s committee members will include the Pro Tempore, the Senate’s Appropriations chair, and the Senate’s only Independent member, including:
- Robinson, Devlin J., Vice-Chair (37- Western Allegheny and Washington (part))
- Corman, Jake, Ex‑Officio President Pro Tempore (34 – Centre, Mifflin, Juniata, and Huntingdon (part))
- Browne, Patrick M. (16 – Appropriations Chair, Lehigh (part))
- Laughlin, Daniel (49 – Erie (part))
- Ward, Judy (30 – Blair, Cumberland (part), Franklin (part), Fulton and Huntingdon (part))
- Fontana, Wayne D. (42 – Allegheny (part))
- Tartaglione, Christine M. (2 – Philadelphia (part))
- Williams, Anthony H. (8 – part Philadelphia and Delaware)
- Yudichak, John T. (14 – Carbon and Luzerne (part))
A graduate of Albright College, Senator Regan served 23 years as a U.S. Marshall. During that period, President Bush nominated him to become the U.S. Marshal for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate and served until his retirement in 2011. Following his retirement, Senator Regan was named Deputy Inspector General of Pennsylvania, where he directed efforts to prevent, investigate and eradicate waste, fraud, and abuse in state agencies and the Department of Public Welfare (now the Department of Human Services). In 2012 he successfully ran for the State House.
Four years later, in 2016, he was elected to his first term in the Senate. In 2020 he was re-elected to a second term.
Senator Regan replaces Sen. Pat Stefano as chair with Senator Stefano moving to Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness.
The House Liquor Control committee will again be chaired by Republican Rep. Jeffrey P. Pyle (60 – part of Butler and Indiana Counties) and Daniel J Deasy, a Democratic legislator who has represented part of Allegheny County.
Members (listed below with the part of counties that they represent) are:
- Diamond, Russ – 102 (Lebanon).
- Dowling, Matthew D. – 51 (Fayette, Somerset).
- Gaydos, Valerie S. – 44 (Allegheny)
- Jozwiak, Barry J. – 5 (Berks)
- Kerwin, Joe – 125 (Dauphin, Schuylkill)
- Mercuri, Robert W. – 28 (Allegheny)
- Mihalek, Natalie – 40 (Allegheny, Washington)
- Mustello, Marci – 11 (Butler)
- Rigby, Jim – 71 (Cambria, Somerset)
- Rothman, Greg – 87 (Cumberland)
- Smith, Brian – 66 (Jefferson, Indiana)
- Staats, Craig T. – 145 (Bucks)
- Topper, Jesse – 78 (Bedford, Franklin, Fulton (all))
- Wheeland, Jeff C. – (Lycoming)
- Delloso, David M. -162 (Delaware)
- Guzman, Manuel, Jr. – 127 (Berks)
- Harkins, Patrick J. – 1 (Erie)
- Isaacson, MaryLouise – 175 (Philadelphia)
- Kenyatta, Malcolm – 181 (Philadelphia)
- Kulik, Anita Astorino – 45 (Allegheny)
- Malagari, Steven R. – 53 (Montgomery)
- Rozzi, Mark – 126 (Berks)
- Young, Regina G. – 185 (Philadelphia, Delaware)
We strongly encourage all MBDA members to review the members listed above and click on the following link below to see if they live or own a business in their districts. If you do, we ask that you reach out to us at MBDA so we can work to set up a meeting with you and the member. Building relationships with members on these oversight committees is vital for our success.
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