New House Majority Leader Benninghoff manages the pandemic-era pressures of the legislative calendar and an imperious governor

State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) took on the responsibilities of the Majority Leader with the preparation time of a lieutenant taking over for a commander just shot from his horse.

“Usually you get a couple of months after caucus elections [typically held a week or two after November general elections],” Benninghoff explained in a recent interview. “I had about twelve hours.”