Statement on Senate Confirmation of George Wheeler

June 30, 2014

HARRISBURG – Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25) has issued the following statement on today’s Senate confirmation of George Wheeler:

“I am pleased that the Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously confirmed George Wheeler to fill the Tioga County President Judge vacancy.  Mr. Wheeler was nominated to fill the vacancy by Governor Corbett, and recommended by a local, bipartisan search panel. 

“Mr. Wheeler is expected to be sworn in as interim judge in early July.  His extensive background in public service and dedication to upholding the law will be an asset to the community.  I congratulate Mr. Wheeler on his confirmation and I’m confident he will provide strong judicial governance for Tioga County.”

CONTACT:    Kate Eckhart keckhart@pasen.gov      (717) 787-7084