HARRISBURG, (March 1st, 2015) − Senator Vincent Hughes released the following statement in response to Governor Tom Wolf’s appointment of Majorie Neff to be Chair of the School Reform Commission:

“I want to offer my support for Governor Wolf’s decision. It is a good thing to have an experienced and well respected educator in charge of the School Reform Commission and the education of our children. I also believe that Governor Wolf has a right and responsibility to put together a team that reflects the landslide victory delivered by voters in November. This team must reflect the will of the electorate. The people in Philadelphia clearly and unequivocally said they wanted a new direction at the School Reform Commission. The appointment of Ms. Neff accomplishes this goal.”

Senator Vincent Hughes represents the 7th Senatorial District, which includes parts of Philadelphia and Montgomery County. He is also the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Senator Hughes is Available for More In-Depth Comment.