Senator John Gordner Resigning to Join President Pro Tempore Office

BERWICK – State Senator John Gordner (R-27th, Berwick) says he is stepping down from his position this Wednesday, the day he will have served the Valley for 30 years.

Senator Gordner announced Monday he‘s stepping down after being presented with ‘a unique opportunity.’ That opportunity was announced by Pennsylvania Senate Interim President Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), who also said Monday Gordner is joining her office as Counsel.

Gordner says after being reelected in November 2020, his plan was to serve until the end of his term in November 2024 and retire. But after ‘much family discussion and consideration,’ Gordner says he decided to accept the Counsel position instead. Gordner says the Counsel position will allow him to take full advantage of his 30-year legislative experience in the House and Senate, and 35 years as an attorney. He says the district office will remain fully operational during the vacancy.

Ward added Monday ‘it is rare when you can hire someone to your team with 30 years of legislative experience.’ Ward also says she’s worked closely with Gordner in leadership over the last two years and ‘have come to depend on his counsel.’

Senator Gordner will join WKOK’s On The Mark Wednesday morning at 8:30.


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