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Following a stroke, Lt. Gov. Fetterman says he’s fit to resume duties next week

By: - May 18, 2022 4:02 pm

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (Source: Tom Wolf Flickr.)

When the General Assembly returns to session next week, John Fetterman, who suffered a stroke this month and underwent a procedure to receive a pacemaker on Tuesday, will resume his post as lieutenant governor.

Fetterman, 52, submitted a formal declaration to the Legislature on Wednesday, informing House and Senate leaders that he is fit to serve, effective in four days.

On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, would temporarily serve as acting lieutenant governor while Fetterman recovered.

Fetterman also won the Democratic nomination in the primary U.S. Senate race Tuesday. While recovering at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital, he tweeted his thanks to voters when the polls closed on Election Night.

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Marley Parish
Marley Parish

A Pennsylvania native, Marley Parish covers the Senate for the Capital-Star. She previously reported on government, education and community issues for the Centre Daily Times and has a background in writing, editing and design. A graduate of Allegheny College, Marley served as editor of the campus newspaper, where she also covered everything from student government to college sports.

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