HARRISBURGHouse Republicans have entrusted the role of Speaker of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives to Rep. Bryan Cutler of Peach Bottom, nominating him to return to his current role for the upcoming 2021-22 Legislative Session. Cutler was first sworn in to represent the 100th district in Lancaster County in 2007, and after 13 years of service, was elected speaker of the House in June 2020. Cutler is only the third member from Lancaster County to serve as speaker in the chamber’s history, and the first since Rep. Aaron Hess was speaker in 1929. Cutler previously served as House majority leader and the majority whip. An attorney and former x-ray technologist, he made health care reforms a cornerstone of his extensive impacts in Harrisburg. His time in the Capitol is defined by finding bipartisan solutions to some of the state’s most pressing issues. Immediately, Cutler remains focused on continuing efforts surrounding oversight of the 2020 General Election and determining what issues and problems may have arisen in the election process as a result of the interventions by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the secretary of State that have cast an unnecessary cloud on the process that invites people to question the results, regardless of who wins the election. Election of the House speaker will be decided by the full House when the new session convenes on Jan. 4, 2021.