The House Democratic Policy Committee holds public hearings and meetings across the state and serves as the catalyst to enacting major policy initiatives put forth by members of the House Democratic Caucus. State Rep. Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, was chosen by the caucus to lead this committee. The committee typically holds hearings outside of Harrisburg to investigate local impact of certain issues and collect valuable expert input.

Public Hearings

To judge the local impact state issues have in certain regions and collect valuable public input, the Policy Committee travels throughout the state to hold public hearings. Check back here regularly for the Committee's hearing schedule and collected testimony. Follow Chairman Sturla on Twitter to be the first to know when hearings are announced.

Upcoming Hearings

No hearings scheduled at this time.

Policy Committee Members

Policy Committee members will be announced in January 2015.

Policy Agenda

The House Democratic Policy Committee will create the Democratic Caucus's Policy Agenda for the 2015-2016 Legislative Session.


Jim Dawes - Executive Director, 717-772-0036

Angela Fitterer - Policy Advisor, 717-772-9967

Eric Mock - Policy Analyst, 717-783-0450

Ryan McIlmoyle - Research Analyst, 717-787-3536

Michelle Bohnke - Office Manager, 717-787-3555