Meet the Caucus

The Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Caucus

Voters are demanding action, and we are here to protect and stand up for your right to choose, your right to vote, your right to a fair wage, your right to safe communities, and your right to freedom.

– Senator Vincent Hughes, Chairman of the PA SDCC

Jay Costa

Democratic Leader

District 43 – Allegheny County

Senator Costa has been an unrelenting advocate for the families of Pennsylvania since he entered public service in Allegheny County. As leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate, he has been instrumental in positioning the party to make major gains in the 2022 election cycle.

Vincent Hughes

Democratic Appropriation Chair

District 7 – Philadelphia and Montgomery County

A leader in Harrisburg for the past thirty years, Senator Hughes has worked tirelessly for the citizens of the Commonwealth. In addition to chairing the SDCC, Senator Hughes is the Democratic leader on the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Tina Tartaglione

Democratic Whip

District 2 – Philadelphia County

In 1994, Senator Tartaglione became the fifth woman in state history to win election to the State Senate and in 2010 became the first woman to serve in Senate Democratic Leadership when she was elected Caucus Secretary. Now in her seventh term, she serves as Democratic Chairwoman of the Senate Labor and Industry Committee, and serves on the Banking and Insurance, Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure, and Law and Justice standing committees in the Senate, as well as the bicameral Legislative Budget and Finance Committee and the Senate Committee on Ethics and Official Conduct.

Nikil Saval

District 1 – Philadelphia County

Sharif Street

District 3 – Philadelphia County

Art Haywood

District 4 – Philadelphia and Montgomery County

Jimmy Dillon

District 5 – Philadelphia County

District 8 – Philadelphia and Delaware County

John Kane

District 9 – Delaware and Chester County

Steve Santarsiero

District 10 – Bucks County

Judy Schwank

Democratic Caucus Administrator

District 11 – Berks County

Maria Collett

Democratic Caucus Secretary

District 12 – Montgomery County

Nick Miller

District 14 – Lehigh and Northampton County

Amanda Cappelletti

Minority Chair, Community, Economic, and Recreational Development

District 17 – Montgomery and Delaware County

Lisa Boscola

District 18 – Northampton County

Carolyn Comitta

District 19 – Chester County

Marty Flynn

District 22 – Lackawanna and Luzerne County

Tim Kearney

District 26 – Delaware County

Lindsey Williams

District 38 – Allegheny County

Wayne Fontana

Democratic Caucus Chair

District 42 – Montgomery County

Katie Muth

Democratic Policy Committee Chair

District 44 – Montgomery and Chester County

Jim Brewster

District 45 – Montgomery County

From Philadelphia to Erie, from Washington to Pike County, and everywhere in between, the SDCC works to elect and re-elect Democrats to the Pennsylvania State Senate. And we need your support to make it a majority democratic state legislature in 2022. We’re ready to run – help us cross the finish line!