Langerholc Issues Statement on Resignation of Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar

Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35) offered the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar after the department’s failure to properly advertise a constitutional amendment that was to help victims of child sex abuse: 

“Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, Governor Wolf, and his administration have failed the victims of sexual abuse. This gross negligence is abhorrent, unconscionable, and a slap in the face to the many survivors and victims of abuse.

While the Governor continued to defend and commend the Secretary of State, she was clearly neglecting her most basic duty to the citizens of Pennsylvania.  This failed secretary of state was solely focused on using her position to advance her political agenda by having her biased editorials printed in every newspaper across the state. Because of her cavalier actions, victims of sexual assault have been further victimized and failed by the system. 

While her resignation will save this Commonwealth from further incompetence, her actions must be investigated, and she must be held accountable.   We will not allow a resignation to end the narrative on this complete failure.

Please know that I remain committed to ensuring those victims who have suffered countless days, months, and years, will most certainly get the justice they deserve.”


Contact: Gwenn Dando