York County Legislators React to Passing of Former Senator
HARRISBURG – Members of the York County Republican delegation to the Pennsylvania state House, Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Mike Regan (R-Dillsburg), Majority Whip Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover), issued the following statement today in reaction to the death of former state Sen. Mike Waugh, who passed away this morning:

“We each extend our deepest sympathy to Mike’s family. The York County delegation has always been a close-knit group, which makes his passing even more difficult. Mike was a teammate as a legislator and a friend as a York Countian.

“His loss will be especially felt in the agriculture community. As chairman of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Mike was a strong advocate for farming, something that came naturally to him because he was a farmer. Anyone who had the privilege of knowing Mike was well aware of his love for his beautiful draft horses, which he annually entered into competition at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

“As the assistant fire chief for Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Company, where he served for over a decade, Mike was committed to public policy ensuring their safety and served as co-chair of the General Assembly's Fire and Emergency Services Caucus.

“Pennsylvania’s 28th Senatorial District has the distinction of being the only one dedicated to only one county. That was a perfect fit for Mike, because he loved York County and truly enjoyed being its voice in Harrisburg.”

Waugh was a member of the 1993 freshman class to the state House, as was Rep. Saylor and former Congressman Todd Platts. He served in the state Senate from 1998-2014, and was also a member of leadership as majority caucus secretary.

York County House Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Scott Little
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