HARRISBURG – State Sen. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-27) today in Harrisburg was sworn in to serve as the new senator for Pennsylvania’s 27th District representing residents in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and Snyder counties, and part of Luzerne County.
“It is an honor to serve in the state Senate and represent the people in our district,” said Culver, who won a special election on Jan. 31 to fill the vacancy left by the departure of former Sen. John Gordner. He stepped down late last year to accept a position in the office of Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39).
“When I travel to Harrisburg, I take the values and the priorities of the people in the 27th District with me,” Culver said. “I try to bring the commonsense approach that works in our district and apply it to the issues facing our commonwealth.”
Culver’s arrival gives Senate Republicans a 28-22 seat majority.
Prior to joining the Senate, Culver was elected to serve seven terms in the state House representing the people in the 108th District. She was elected to that position after serving for more than 20 years as the staff leader in the office of former state Rep. Merle Phillips (R-108).
“Public service isn’t just what I do. It’s a part of who I am,” Culver said. “I feel blessed to live in our area and enjoy serving the people in our district. I will work hard to make our communities and our commonwealth a better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Culver will serve the remainder of a four-year-term begun by Gordner. Her Senate term will last until the end of November 2024.
The 27th District includes all of Columbia, Montour, Northumberland and Snyder counties, and part of Luzerne County, including Black Creek, Butler, Conyngham, Dorrance, Fairview, Hollenback, Huntington, Nescopeck, Rice, Salem, Slocum, Sugarloaf and Wright townships, and Conyngham, Nescopeck, New Columbus, Nuangola and Shickshinny boroughs.
More information about Culver is available online at SenatorCulver.com. Residents can follow her on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SenCulver for updates about legislative action in Harrisburg and news in the 27th District.
Video of Culver taking the oath of office is available here.
Video of Culver discussing her eagerness to get to work is available here.
Video of Culver discussing her legislative priorities is available here.
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