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Pa. House GOP re-elects Smith as speaker, Turzai as leader - abc27 WHTM

Pa. House GOP re-elects Smith as speaker, Turzai as leader

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Members of the incoming Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus have re-elected Rep. Sam Smith as speaker and Rep. Mike Turzai as majority leader for the next two-year legislative session.

Rep. Stan Saylor of York County was re-elected as majority whip.

Ten newly elected Republicans who will begin their terms in January participated in Tuesday's caucus election. Members who are leaving office did not participate.

The formal election for speaker will take place in the full House when the session begins January 1.

Republicans on Election Day increased their majority from 109 members and now hold a 111-92 majority in the state House.

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