Senate committee debates change in process for Lieutenant Governor election


A State Senate committee is debating bi-partisan legislation to change the way the Lieutenant Governor is elected in Pennsylvania.

The bill would allow gubernatorial candidates to pick their running mate after the primary election - a similar process to how presidential nominees pick their running mates.

Senator David Argall, who sponsored the bill, says this would allow for better leadership and collaboration among the Governor and Lieutenant Governor. This is something he says isn't happening right now with Governor Wolf and Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack.

"I don't think it's unreasonable to expect the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor to work together, and that's not happening right now. That's why we're suggesting a change in the constitution," said Senator Argall.

For the bill to become a law, it must pass in both the House and the Senate, and then voters must choose in favor of it.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off