Mellow Perzel Deweese May Lose Pa Portraits

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Mellow and former House Speakers Herb Fineman, John Perzel and Bill DeWeese have all been convicted on corruption charges. Their official portraits still hang in the Capitol hallways. But freshman lawmaker Scott Wagner wants to change that. He has sent a memo to fellow lawmakers, seeking their support when he introduces a bill to remove those portraits from the Capitol.  He said while those individuals have played critical roles in Pennsylvania’s history, he believes it’s not appropriate to honor them with those portraits..