PACB Congratulates Speaker Turzai

PACB Congratulates Speaker Turzai

Community Bankers: Speaker Mike Turzai Always Understood the Value of Community Banks as Powerful Economic Drivers for Small business, Working Families, and Homeowners.

HARRISBURG (Jan. 23, 2020) — The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) today issued the following statement on behalf of President and CEO Kevin L. Shivers following the announcement by Pennsylvania state House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) that he plans to retire from the state House of Representatives at the conclusion of the current term:

“Pennsylvania’s community bankers congratulate House Speaker Mike Turzai for his extraordinary 19-year public-service career as a member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly,” said PACB President and CEO Kevin Shivers. “When Mike steps down for the final time from the Speakers’ rostrum, he can take pride knowing he is leaving the Commonwealth in a stronger position than when he took his first oath of office after winning a special election in 2001.

“Communities across Pennsylvania are stronger today because Mike Turzai worked to hold the line on mandates and policies harmful to community banks, their employees and their customers. Mike always understood the value of community banks as powerful economic drivers for small business, working families, and homeowners.

“Pennsylvanians today are enjoying the fruits of Mike Turzai’s leadership: a growing state economy, a vibrant jobs climate, and a state government bureaucracy that has grown more slowly because of Mike’s efforts. Thanks to Mike’s leadership Pennsylvania now is a dominant national energy leader attracting new industries and thousands of jobs.

“On behalf of all of the members of the Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers, I wish to thank Mike, and extend best wishes to him, his wife Lidia, and their three sons during the next chapter of their lives.”

The Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers (PACB) exclusively represents the interests of community banks operating in the Commonwealth. Its mission is focused to preserve, promote and protect the community banking industry and the men and women who work to make the financial dreams of their communities and neighbors become realities. For more information, please visit or

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