Gov. Tom Wolf Nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission
March 30, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
“Having served for two decades in the Senate, and many years prior in the House, John brings a wealth of experience and infrastructure knowledge to the Turnpike,” Governor Wolf said. “As the most recent Democratic Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, John showed tremendous leadership in bringing about Act 89 of 2013, the commonwealth’s most comprehensive transportation funding legislation in decades. In his new role at the Turnpike, I know John will remain a consistent advocate of a sustainable system of roads in Pennsylvania.”
Wozniak has a long history of service to state government. After earning a B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1978, Wozniak was elected to represent the 71st District in the House of Representatives in 1980. He served through 1996, before winning election to the Senate and assuming office January 7, 1997 to represent the 35th Senatorial District. Wozniak retired from the Senate on November 30, 2016.