Turzai, the House speaker, was introduced by state Rep. Brian Ellis, R-11th, who voiced his support along with Rep. Jim Marhsall, R-14th, and Sen. Scott Hutchinson, R-21st, during the gathering over breakfast at Mac’s Cafe.
Turzai has helped fight against new taxes that Wolf has proposed during his administration.
“We’re tired of being on defense. We want to be on offense. We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity for a family sustaining job,” Turzai said.
Republican support for creating jobs is what has led to the party holding a 121-82 majority in the House, he said.