Media Advisory – State senators to discuss reforms to the process of electing the lieutenant governor


State senators will hold a press conference to discuss their proposed legislation to reform the process of electing the lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania. 

After noting the tumultuous relationship between our current governor and lieutenant governor, a bipartisan group of state senators is seeking to amend the state’s constitution to allow gubernatorial candidates to select their running mate after the primary election – subject to the approval of their state committees – which is a similar process to how presidential candidates select their running mates.

Because this change requires a constitutional amendment, it could not take effect until after the next election of the governor and the lieutenant governor under the existing process. 


Senator David G. Argall (R-Berks/Schuylkill) and the cosponsors of this legislation 


Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11 a.m. 


Capitol Media Center located in the East Wing of the State Capitol 


For more information, please contact Sakura Ung at 717-787-2637 or