About Senator Joe Pittman
Senator Joe Pittman was elected as the State Senator for the 41st Senatorial District in a May 21, 2019, special election to complete the unexpired term of Senator Don White, who retired on February 28, 2019, after 18 years of service. He was re-elected for a full four-year term in November 2020.
Senator Pittman serves as Chairman of the Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee and Vice Chairman of the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee. He is a member of four additional Senate Committees: Appropriations, Banking & Insurance, Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure, and Judiciary. He also serves as the Senate Republican Caucus representative on the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Board of Directors.
A leader in the effort to promote economic development, job creation initiatives, and strengthen the local economy, Senator Pittman has staunchly opposed the carbon tax under the Governors proposal that Pennsylvania joins the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). The carbon tax would severely impact the regions coal and electric generation sectors and potentially cause the loss of thousands of good-paying, family-sustaining jobs.
He is the prime sponsor of Act 26 of 2020 (Senate Bill 1122), which created a special $50 million grant program to ease the financial burden on fire companies and EMS stations created by the COVID 19 pandemic.