HARRISBURG, Pa. – On Tuesday, Rep. Mark Rozzi was voted the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, despite weeks of dysfunction and obstruction.
Statement of Common Cause Pennsylvania executive director Khalif Ali
“I share Rep. Rozzi’s frustration at the broken communication and unwillingness to compromise that we’ve seen in the legislature these last few weeks. His vision for this year’s session — and his commitment to work in the interest of the people of Pennsylvania — is a breath of fresh air. I hope he’s prepared to work in a bipartisan manner to give Pennsylvanians a functioning, effective government.
“We support his vision of being the people’s advocate, and we’ll be watching to hold him accountable to this commitment.”
Common Cause Pennsylvania is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.