by Katie BerlinThursday, November 16th 2017
Stroudsburg Mayor Tarah Probst announces run for state senate
STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WOLF) — “I want to announce my run for the 40th district for the Pennsylvania State Senate district race,” said Stroudsburg Mayor Tarah Probst.
Tonight, surrounded by friends, the newly re-elected mayor of Stroudsburg announced she wants to serve at the state level, representing Monroe and Northampton counties.
“There is so much that has to be done that I know the people around me can help get it done, and I can help them,” she said.
This announcement comes just one week after being re-elected to the mayor’s office.
“In her short term she has done so much to help the borough, and its that kind of tenacity and that kind of fight that we need in Harrisburg,” shared State Rep. Maureen Madden (D-Monroe).
She says if she wins, she’ll do both at the same time. Both positions run four-year terms.
“I’m not leaving, I’m going to stay mayor. There’s nothing against the law that prohibits me to still be mayor as well as senator,” said Probst.
Probst plans to run against incumbent republican, Senator Mario Scavello.
“I’d like to know how she’s going to find the time to do both and do her job properly because the senator position is a very demanding position,” said Scavello.
According to Pennsylvania’s Constitution, Article 2, § 6:
“No Senator or Representative shall, during the time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil office under this Commonwealth to which a salary, fee of perquisite is attached.
No…person holding any office under the United States or this Commonwealth to which a salary, fee or perquisite is attached shall be a member of either House during his continuance in office.”
FOX56 is continuing to look into the matter and will keep you updated as we learn more.
Elections for the 40th Senatorial District seat are in November 2018.