Majority Whip Saylor Comments on Speaker Smith’s Career
HARRISBURG – House Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-York) issued the following statement on House Speaker Sam Smith’s (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana) retirement announcement:

“With today’s announcement that Speaker Smith plans to retire, our Commonwealth is losing one of the finest leaders on public policy it has ever had. Having worked with six different speakers in my career as a state lawmaker, I can say unequivocally that Sam has been the fairest and most even-keeled leader this body has had.

“He took time to really get to know all members on both sides of the aisle, junior and senior alike, and went to great lengths to ensure all had ample floor time to speak on the issues of importance to them and their constituents. Most importantly in our system of a constitutional republic, he protected the rights of the minority party in allowing lengthy debate, interrogation and remarks on all legislation.

“It is not often we have a person of Sam’s integrity in public service, and we are fortunate to have had his steady hand guiding the House for the past three years. I count him not only as a colleague, but also as a friend, and wish the best for him and his family.”

House Majority Whip Stan Saylor
94th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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