O’Toole could be Lance’s replacement on Appropriations panel

When Leonard Lance resigns his State Senate seat sometime over the next three weeks to take his seat in Congress, Senate Minority Leader Thomas Kean, Jr. will need to designate a new ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee. Republicans close to Kean suggest that he will pick Kevin O’Toole to succeed Lance.

The other Republicans on the Senate Appropriations Committee are: Anthony Bucco, who served as Majority Leader in 2002 and 2003; and Steven Oroho and Philip Haines, who are both completing their first year in the Legislature.

Kean will also need to pick one more Republican Senator to take Lance’s seat on the panel.

 

O’Toole could be Lance’s replacement on Appropriations panel