Rozzi issues statement on Commonwealth Court Ruling

HARRISBURG, Jan. 13 – Speaker of the House Mark Rozzi issued the following statement upon the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court affirming Tuesday, Feb. 7 as the date for the 3 currently vacant Allegheny County House seats:

“Today’s Commonwealth Court ruling is a victory for democracy. As my first official act as Speaker of the House of Representatives, I immediately reaffirmed the Writs of Election scheduling the special elections for February 7 to ensure all voters in the commonwealth had representation without unnecessary delay or confusion. 

There is no reason to delay these special elections other than partisan politics, and that should never take precedence over the enfranchisement of over the 120,000 Pennsylvanians who reside in the 34th and 35th legislative districts.”