Sainato elected secretary of House Democratic Caucus’ Northwest Delegation

NEW CASTLE, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Chris Sainato announced today that he has been elected secretary of the House Democratic Caucus’ Northwest Delegation, which represents the interests of the region’s residents in the state legislature.

Sainato, D-Lawrence, said he plans to ensure that the needs of Lawrence County residents are heard in Harrisburg.

“Reviving our local economy and boosting job opportunities for residents have always been top priorities, but the pandemic and related restrictions have created an entirely new wave of challenges – from helping business owners keep their doors open to helping working families keep food on the table. The delegation is our region’s voice in Harrisburg, and we need a strong, clear one now more than ever.

“In my new leadership role, I’ll be working with my colleagues to make sure our voices are heard on behalf of working families here in Lawrence County and throughout the region.”

Sainato said his colleagues on the delegation include state Reps. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, who is chairman; state Bob Merski and Pat Harkins, both D-Erie, who are vice chairman and treasurer, respectively; and Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie; Mark Longietti, D-Mercer; and Scott Conklin, D-Centre.