Pa. House Republicans elect caucus chair, leadership team

Ed Gruver//November 23, 2022

Pa. House Republicans elect caucus chair, leadership team

Ed Gruver//November 23, 2022

Pennsylvania House Republicans on Tuesday elected their caucus chairman along with a slate of leaders for the 2023-24 legislative session. 

Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) was selected by his peers for a second time to serve as chairman of the state House Republican Caucus. Dunbar was first elected in 2021. 

“Overall, the past legislative session has presented challenges and the House Republican Caucus charted several successes, including improving the tax code for Pennsylvania’s small and large employers,” Dunbar said in a statement. “But we have our work cut out for us as we move into 2023 and I am as excited as ever to work with my peers on advancing policies to strengthen our economy and make our communities safer.” 

Dunbar as caucus chair will conduct all Republican Caucus meetings, as well as inform members of the session and voting schedules, notify members when bills they are sponsoring are scheduled for a House vote and if amendments are posted to their legislation. He will also participate in leadership discussions and help guide the House agenda. 

Previous sessions saw Dunbar serve as majority vice chairman of the House Appropriations and Finance Committees. He chairs the bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Committee. 

Also, the House Republican Caucus elected the following members to the House Republican Leadership team for the 2023-24 legislative session: 

  • Leader: Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) 
  • Whip: Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) 
  • Appropriations Chair: Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) 
  • Caucus Chairman: Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) 
  • Caucus Secretary: Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) 
  • Caucus Administrator: Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) 
  • House Republican Policy Committee Chair: Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver/Washington) 

 Cutler called the caucus an optimistic group of forward thinkers from diverse backgrounds and regions. 

“Our shared experiences and commitment to find solutions is unwavering and this group is poised and ready to find a pathway to opportunity for all Pennsylvanians,” he said. “This leadership team, just like our caucus, is ready to take on what lies ahead. And I look forward to being with this caucus every step of the way.”