Fontana heads caucus

State Senate Democrats unanimously re-elected Sen.Wayne D. Fontana to serve as Democratic Caucus chairman for the upcoming two-year legislative session.

The caucus chairman sets the daily caucus agenda and leads the discussion on legislation under consideration on the Senate floor.

Fontana said he will continue to work on creating more jobs, upgrading Allegheny County’s aging infrastructure, ensuring a quality education for children, curbing property taxes, protecting the state’s environment and working with local leaders to help fund and support area projects and initiatives.

Fontana was first elected to the Senate in 2005 and was first appointed to leadership as Democratic Caucus Administrator in 2011. He was first elected caucus chairman in 2014.