House Democratic Caucus welcomes new legislator to Harrisburg

Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton today welcomed a newly elected lawmaker to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Rep. Thom Welby of Lackawanna County was sworn in at the start of today’s House session by Judge Susan E. Schwab. He will begin voting on legislation this afternoon.

“Representative Welby is a well-respected leader in his community and I’m confident he’ll leverage his years of experience to elevate the voices of his Lackawanna County constituents. We’re proud to welcome him as the newest member of our state legislature,” said McClinton, D-Delaware/Phila.

Welby was chosen by voters in a special election held on Nov. 2 to complete a term that expires Nov. 30, 2022.

After a long broadcasting career in northeastern Pennsylvania, Welby spent the last nine years as the senior district staff person for former Rep. Marty Flynn. He now succeeds Flynn as the 113th District representative. Welby is an experienced problem-solver and a fighter for veterans, seniors, small businesses, expanded voting rights and improvement of infrastructure.

Welby’s committee assignments will be announced at a later date.