HARRISBURG, January 22, 2013 – State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today announced the appointment of a new Minority Executive Director for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leach serves as the Democratic Chairman of the committee.

The new Minority Executive Director, Zachary Hoover, has worked with Leach for more than ten years, serving as Chief of Staff for nearly eight years. A native of Allegheny County, he attended Gettysburg College (2002), Temple University’s Beasley School of Law (evening division, 2010), and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 2010.

Leach said Hoover’s knowledge and experience will serve as an asset to the committee.

“As we head into another legislative session, I am eager to begin work on the important issues the state currently faces,” Leach said. “Zachary has an extensive understanding of judicial and legal matters, and he will make a great addition to our team as we work toward accomplishing our goals this year.”

Leach serves alongside Majority Chairman Sen. Stuart Greenleaf (R-12) on the Judiciary Committee, working across the aisle to form bipartisan support for legislation that is important to the Commonwealth. This session, he plans to focus on bills that will ensure civil rights and liberties to all Pennsylvanians, those that address the state’s judicial system and legislation that will take a look at state systems in need of repair.

For more information about matters concerning the Senate Judiciary Committee, Hoover can be reached by calling (610)768-4200 or emailing zhoover@pasenate.com.