February 28, 2023
In response to the election of the Honorable Joanna E. McClinton as Speaker of the PA House, Jerry Jordan issued the following statement:
PHILADELPHIA-- "I am simply delighted to congratulate the Honorable Joanna E. McClinton on her election as Speaker of the Pennsylvania House. Speaker McClinton has, from before she ever set foot in office, led with courage, conviction, and an unwavering commitment to the people of the 191st legislative district and every Pennsylvanian.
"Speaker McClinton represents the best of elected officials and has been a steadfast force for change during her time in office. Speaker McClinton, the second Black person and first woman to ever hold this office, has met the moment leading up to her election with grace and determination.
"Speaker McClinton will continue her remarkable work each day, and will do so with the well-earned title of Speaker. This is an historic day for our Commonwealth. To Speaker McClinton, I offer my sincere congratulations and my deep gratitude for all you have done and will continue to do. Onward, together."