The Pennsylvania Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet on the first Tuesday in January each year. The January after a legislative election, newly elected and returning members of the General Assembly take their oath of office.
On January 6, 2015 five members of the Senate and thirteen members of the House who took the oath of office were also members of CAP.
The goal of our Ben Franklin Project is to elect fifty members to the House and fifteen members to the Senate. The successful efforts of the CAP PAC and CAP over the past three election cycles take us to 25 percent of our goal. We would like to thank the following members of the House and Senate for their service:
Sen. Camera Bartolotta, Republican-District 46 (Beaver, Green and Washington Counties)
Sen. John Eichelberger, Republican-District 30 (Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties)
Sen. Mike Folmer, Republican-District 48 (Dauphin, Lebanon and York Counties)
Sen. Pat Stefano, Republican-Senate District 32 (Fayette, Somerset and Westmorland Counties)
Sen. Scott Wagner, Republican-District 28 (York County)
Rep. Stephen Bloom, Republican-District 199 (Cumberland County)
Rep. George Dunbar, Republican-District 56 (Westmoreland County)
Rep. Cris Dush, Republican-District 66 (Indiana and Jefferson Counties)
Rep. Joe Emrick, Republican-District 137 (Northumberland County)
Rep. Eli Evankovich, Republican-District 54 (Armstrong and Westmoreland Counties)
Rep. Aaron Kauffer, Republican-District 120 (Luzerne County)
Rep. John McGinnis, Republican-District 79 (Blair County)
Rep. Jason Ortitay, Republican-District 46 (Washington County)
Rep. Rick Saccone, Republican-District 39 (Allegheny and Washington Counties)
Rep. Thomas Sankey II, Republican-District 73 (Cambria and Clearfield Counties)
Rep. Justin Simmons, Republican-District 131 (Lehigh and Northampton Counties)
Rep. Dan Truitt, Republican-District 156 (Chester County)
Rep. Ryan Warner, Republican-District 52 (Fayette and Westmorland Counties)
Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania (CAP) is a non-profit organization founded to raise the standard of living of all Pennsylvanians by restoring limited government, economic freedom, and personal responsibility. By empowering the Commonwealth’s employers and taxpayers to break state government’s "Iron Triangle" of career politicians, bureaucrats, and Big Government lobbyists, this restoration will occur and Pennsylvania will prosper.