Central Pennsylvania Caucus Honors Retiring Members

Rep. Steven R. Nickol (R-Adams/York) and Rep. Steven W. Cappelli (R-Lycoming).

Caption: The Central Pennsylvania Caucus in the House of Representatives today honored five members of the House who will be retiring at the end of the current legislative session. Left to right: Rep. Russ Fairchild (R-Snyder/Union), Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), Rep. Bev Mackereth (R-York), Rep. Bob Bastian (R-Somerset), Rep. Jerry Nailor (R-Cumberland), and House Republican Leader Sam Smith (R-Jefferson/Armstrong/Indiana Counties). Absent from the photo: Rep. Steven R. Nickol (R-Adams/York) and Rep. Steven W. Cappelli (R-Lycoming).

HARRISBURG – The Central Pennsylvania Caucus in the House of Representatives today honored five members of the House who will be retiring at the end of the current legislative session.Rep. Russ Fairchild (R-Snyder/Union), Republican chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee and chairman of the Central Pennsylvania Caucus, and Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin), Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and vice chairman of the Central Pennsylvania Caucus, led this informal ceremony and offered kind words for their colleagues.

“Throughout their distinguished careers here in the House, they have each made significant contributions both to state policy issues and to their local communities,” Fairchild said. “Central Pennsylvania has been blessed to have these individuals in their service, and we wish them great success in their new endeavors.”

Rep. Jerry Nailor (R-Cumberland), Rep. Steven R. Nickol (R-Adams/York), Rep. Bob Bastian (R-Somerset), Rep. Bev Mackereth (R-York), and Rep. Steven W. Cappelli (R-Lycoming) are members of the Central Pennsylvania Caucus and were grateful to be recognized during today’s meeting. Combined, these members have a total of 64 years of experience in the House.

“My colleagues will be sorely missed. They have made their mark on this establishment and will always be remembered for the significant work that they have done,” Marsico said. “They represented Pennsylvania in an honorable way and this should make them very proud.”

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