Senator Dominic Pileggi was elected Majority Leader by his colleagues in November 2006, 2008 and again in 2010. He has represented the Ninth Senatorial District, which includes portions of Chester and Delaware Counties, since winning a special election in October 2002.
As Majority Leader, Senator Pileggi determines legislative priorities, manages the Senate calendar, builds consensus on legislation to be voted, and serves as one of the chief negotiators of the annual state budget. He chairs the Rules and Executive Nominations Committee and is a member of the Appropriations Committee and the Legislative Reapportionment Commission.
A staunch advocate of improving government accountability, Senator Pileggi led the effort to rewrite the state's 50-year-old Open Records Law, making most government records open to citizens. He was instrumental in reforming Senate Rules to make the process more transparent.
Senator Pileggi effectively led opposition to numerous tax increases advocated by the Rendell Administration and succeeded in securing badly needed control over state spending. He played a key role in shaping substantial environmental and public health legislation, including the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Fund, the Water and Sewer Assistance Act, the Alternative Energy Investment Fund and the Clean Indoor Air Act.