Pa. Sen. John DiSanto announces he won’t run for reelection

BY: - December 8, 2023

He said that he’s honoring his two-term pledge, although he “would enjoy defeating a third Democrat opponent.”

Pennsylvania Capitol Building. May 24, 2022. Harrisburg, Pa. (Photo by Amanda Berg, for the Capital-Star).

Three candidates already running for Pa. 103rd House District

BY: - October 23, 2023

After state Rep. Patty Kim (D-103rd) formally launched her campaign for state Senate, three Democrats have confirmed that they will seek to replace her in the House.

A pandemic pattern? Voters in this central Pa. state Senate race won’t hear candidates debate. They’re not the only ones

BY: - October 9, 2020

*This story was updated at 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 to include a new comment from the DiSanto campaign. Pennsylvania’s 15th Senate District was the site of an upset race in 2016, when Republican newcomer John DiSanto ousted one-term incumbent Rob Teplitz, a Democrat, with 51 percent of the vote.  Democrats hope to win […]

Sen. John DiSanto announces a licensing reform bill on Wednesday, May 22.

DiSanto failed Pa. voters on redistricting reform | Opinion

BY: - September 18, 2020

I would urge his constituents to consider that any of his statements need to be taken with large amounts of salt.

With little notice, Pa. Senate panel advances voting bill that Wolf, Dems oppose

BY: - September 3, 2020

The 2:30 p.m. meeting was not on the Senate’s public schedule by Wednesday afternoon.


When will Sen. John DiSanto’s actions on redistricting reform match his rhetoric? | Opinion

BY: - August 12, 2020

The Republican lawmaker knows there's widespread public support for redistricting reform in Pennsylania. Why won't he let those bills come to a vote?


Our declaration of independence: Pa. wants redistricting reform. Lawmakers have failed to listen | Opinion

BY: - July 2, 2020

We have attempted every lawful avenue of request, petitioning our legislators in every way we know, All have been met with silence.


New Planned Parenthood ad hits Pa. senators over telemed bill restricting abortion access | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 19, 2020

(*Updated at 9:54 a.m., 5/19/20, to include comment from the campaign of Democratic state Senate hopeful George Scott) Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The political wing of Planned Parenthood says it’s launching a six-figure digital and mail campaign, taking a trio of targeted Republican state senators to task for their votes in favor of a bill expanding access […]

The teacher strike is off, but Harrisburg’s senator is still calling for state control

BY: - May 31, 2019

“I’ve learned to say, ‘what else can go wrong?’” John DiSanto said. “The last thing I thought we would have is a strike, and now there’s a strike... I think a lot can continue to go wrong.”


‘The need is really there:’ In rural Dauphin County, Gov. Wolf pitches his infrastructure plan | Analysis

BY: - April 3, 2019

MILLERSBURG, Pa. — At the Colonnade Theater on Center Street, there’s Goose Island and Rolling Rock on tap. There are burgers on the menu in the snack bar. And this weekend, Disney’s live action version of “Dumbo” and the “Pet Sematary” remake the world never knew it needed will flicker to life on the theater’s […]

Pa. House committee advances expanded public employee pension forfeiture bill

BY: - March 13, 2019

The bill, sponsored by Sen. John DiSanto, R-Dauphin, now goes to the House floor for consideration.