HARRISBURG – House Republicans have entrusted the role of Speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives to Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Peach Bottom), nominating him to return to his current role for the upcoming 2021-22 Legislative Session.
Cutler was first sworn in to represent the 100th district in Lancaster County in 2007, and after 13 years of service, was elected speaker of the House in June 2020.
Cutler is only the third member from Lancaster County to serve as speaker in the chamber’s history, and the first since Rep. Aaron Hess was speaker in 1929.
“I started my journey in public service as a way to give back to the community that gave so much to me and my family,” Cutler said. “Carrying the voices of the 100th district has been the honor of my life, and I will never waver in my commitment to promoting the values and issues that are important to the people I represent.”
Cutler previously served as House majority leader and the majority whip. An attorney and former x-ray technologist, he made health care reforms a cornerstone of his extensive impacts in Harrisburg. His time in the Capitol is defined by finding bipartisan solutions to some of the state’s most pressing issues.
Immediately, Cutler remains focused on continuing efforts surrounding oversight of the 2020 General Election and determining what issues and problems may have arisen in the election process as a result of the interventions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the secretary of State that have cast an unnecessary cloud on the process that invites people to question the results, regardless of who wins the election. Additionally, the current year state budget will remain a top priority as the Legislature grapples with revenues losses experienced as a result of Gov. Tom Wolf’s lockdown.
“Our chamber is one of the oldest democratically elected bodies in the world. Over the course of our Commonwealth’s history, our members have pushed our nation forward by always answering the call of our constituents to face ever-evolving challenges,” Cutler added. “I am honored and inspired to join with these proven, principled and selfless public servants to continue to answer the call to improve the lives of Pennsylvanians and stand humbled and ready to oversee another successful session.”
Election of the House speaker will be decided by the full House when the new session convenes on Jan. 4, 2021.
Speaker Bryan Cutler
100th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives