HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Former state senator Rob Teplitz lost his bid for re-election in November, but he won’t be leaving the Senate building.
ABC27 News has confirmed that Teplitz will work in policy development for the Senate Democratic Caucus at an annual salary of $98,500, about $12,000 more than he earned as a senator representing the 15th district in Perry County and part of Dauphin County.
Teplitz will “assist in the development of public policy agenda for the caucus” and use his “functional expertise to provide insight into policy development,” according to legislative records obtained by ABC27 News.
He was not available for comment on Tuesday, but the Republican who defeated him – John DiSanto – was.
“To me, it’s just an example of what’s wrong with state government,” DiSanto said. “You’re taking a legislator who did nothing and he’s being hired by the caucus to do nothing, in my opinion.”