Speaker Turzai Named Legislator of the Year by Pennsylvania Defense Institute
HARRISBURG – In an awards ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg Tuesday, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) received the 2016 Legislator of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Defense Institute (PDI).

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) was
presented with the 2016 Legislator of the Year
Award from the Pennsylvania Defense
Institute during a ceremony in Harrisburg
on Oct. 25. Pictured are PDI officers (from left):
Charles Wasilefski, executive director;
Lisa Katterman, executive vice president;
Turzai; Louis Long, president;
and Jason Banonis, treasurer.
“This award is a great honor and there is much we can do as we continue to work together to foster a more productive business climate,” Turzai said. “PDI is a great organization and a great help moving Pennsylvania’s legal defense issues forward.”

During each legislative session, PDI’s board of directors reviews legislation and policy issues introduced by the General Assembly that have a direct impact on the legal defense of Pennsylvanians.

“Speaker Turzai is being honored because he embodies those qualities that PDI looks for in our legislators,” said Louis Long, PDI president. “He puts partisanship aside and works with members on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate to advance the issues of the legal defense in Pennsylvania.”

PDI is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the United States. Organized in December 1969, it now boasts a membership that devotes a substantial portion of its time to defense of personal injury and property damage lawsuits, insurance coverage matters and claims administration.

“I thank PDI for recognizing my efforts,” Turzai added.

Representative Mike Turzai
Speaker of the House
28th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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