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Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee is composed of elected members from each of the 29 PASA regions. Members are elected in the same manner, for the same term, and on the same cycle as the regional Board of Governors' members. From among its members, the PASA President appoints a chairperson.
The Committee meets at the call of the chair. In addition, the committee meets via conference or Zoom calls on Monday mornings during weeks when the General Assembly is in session to receive updated information on what is happening at the Capitol, discuss the issues, and raise questions. Following the call, members receive (via email) notes summarizing issues discussed on the call and share them with colleagues within their respective regions.
Responsibility of the Committee
The Legislative Committee studies and makes recommendations to PASA regarding legislation and regulations important to public education and affecting PASA. In addition, the committee, in cooperation with the Executive Director and PASA staff, monitors legislation and regulations throughout the legislative and regulatory process and utilizes the Statement of PASA Advocacy Priorities when formulating its position on legislative and regulatory issues.
Responsibilities of Committee Members
* develop ongoing communication with the PASA members in their regions on legislative issues by bringing to their attention PASA legislative updates, soliciting their views on pending legislation and sharing those views with the full committee
* foster ongoing communication between PASA members in their regions and legislators by participating in PASA sponsored or co-sponsored "lobby day" activities, by inviting legislators to regional activities, and by coordinating back to school visits for legislators
* participate in conference/Zoom calls, share meeting notes with colleagues, regularly access the PASA web site to gather the latest information, and  share information about PASA's advocacy work with regional colleagues

2023-24 Legislative Committee

Chair: Dr. Shane Hotchkiss, Bermudian Springs



01 Dr. William Henderson Frazier
02 Vacant Vacant
03 Dr. Bryan O'Black Shaler Area
04 Dr. Brian White Butler Area
  Mr. Raymond Omer West Middlesex Area
05 Dr. Thomas Washington
Mr. Brad Whitman
Crawford Central
I.U. 5
06 Dr. Michael Stahlman
Dr. David McDeavitt
Dr. Thomas Lesniewski
Riverview I.U. 6
Allegheny-Clarion Valley
Punxsutawney Area
07 Dr. Misty Slavic Kiski Area
08 Mr. Michael Vuckovich Windber Area
09 Mr. Matthew Splain Otto-Eldred
10 Dr. John Zesiger Moshannon Valley
11 Mr. Vance Varner Mifflin County
12 Dr. Nathan Van Deusen
Dr. Shane Hotchkiss
South Eastern
Bermudian Springs
13 Mr. Michael Bromirski Hempfield
  Mr. Matthew Stem Lancaster-Lebanon I.U. 13
14 Mr. Andrew Potteiger Brandywine Heights Area
15 Mr. Ryan Neuhard Newport
16 Mr. David Campbell Line Mountain
17 Dr. Jason Bottiglieri Wyalusing Area
18 Dr. Anthony Grieco Luzerne I.U. 18
19 Mr. Paul Brennan Riverside
20 Dr. Richard Kaskey
Dr. Jay Burkhart
Nazareth Area
South Western
21 Dr. Robert Steckel Whitehall-Coplay
22 Ms. Rebecca Roberts-Malamis Bucks Co. I.U. 22
23 Dr. Frank Gallagher Souderton Area
24 Ms. Mary Curley
Dr. John Sanville
Chester County IU 24
Unionville-Chadds Ford
25 Dr. George Steinhoff Penn-Delco
26 Vacant Vacant
27 Dr. Jeff Beltz Hopewell Area
28 Mr. Ian Magness Freeport Area
29 Dr. Robert Ackell North Schuylkill
  Ms. Shannon Brennan Schuylkill I.U. 29