Senator DiSanto Announces Public Hearing on Primary Election Issues

Harrisburg – Because of continuing COVID-19 restrictions and guidance put in place to protect the health and safety of Pennsylvanians, Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) announced today that he will convene a public hearing of the Senate State Government Committee on Primary Election issues related to the pandemic.

“I was pleased to support recent revisions to Pennsylvania’s elections laws, and as Chair of the State Government Committee I believe it is important to hear about the progress made thus far and the challenges still facing those on the front lines of administering our elections,” said DiSanto.  “In addition to moving Pennsylvania’s 2020 Primary Election to June 2, we gave counties more flexibility in running elections during this unprecedented time while ensuring security and accuracy.”

This hearing of the Senate State Government Committee will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 30 in the Senate Chamber.  Senators and testifiers will participate remotely through Zoom, and the meeting will be live-streamed at www.pasen.gov.

Scheduled to offer testimony at the hearing are:

  • Wendy Underhill, Director-Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Honorable Kathy Boockvar, Secretary of the Commonwealth, and Deputy Secretary Jonathan Marks
  • County Elections Officials:
    • Ed Allison, Election Director, Lawrence County
    • Tim Benyo, Chief Clerk – Registrations and Elections, Lehigh County
    • Jeff Greenburg, Election Director, Mercer County
  • Party State Committee Chairs:
    • Nancy Patton Mills, Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee
    • Lawrence Tabas, Republican Party of Pennsylvania

DiSanto encourages all community residents to check his website at www.senatordisanto.com or Facebook/Twitter using @SenatorDiSanto for further updates.   

CONTACT: Chuck Erdman cerdman@pasen.gov (717) 787-6801