Senator Vogel Named Deputy Senate President Pro-Tempore

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34) today appointed Senator Elder Vogel (R-47) to serve as Deputy President Pro Tempore for the 2021-22 Legislative Session.

“Please know effective today, January 7, 2021, you shall serve as the Deputy President Pro Tempore for the Senate Republican Caucus,” Senator Corman wrote in a letter to Senator Vogel announcing the appointment. “As you know, this is a newly created leadership position. This position shall serve as the presiding officer of the Senate in the absence of the President Pro Tempore and will assist the President Pro-Tempore in the day-to-day duties of the Senate.”

Senator Vogel said he was honored by the appointment and looks forward to undertaking his new role as a part of the Senate Republican Leadership team.

“I want to thank President Pro Tempore Corman for the appointment to this newly created position. It is humbling to be a part of the Senate Leadership team and I look forward to working with everyone in the future,” Senator Vogel said. “We have tough times ahead with the current COVID-19 Pandemic and the economy, and I am hopeful for what we can accomplish together.”

Senator Vogel has represented the 47th Senatorial District — which currently includes all of Lawrence County and parts of Beaver and Butler Counties — since 2009. He has served as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee since 2011. 

CONTACT:     Heather Burke   hburke@pasen.gov