Wolf orders flags to half-staff to honor former senator


HARRISBURG – In honor of former Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo, who has passed away, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff immediately.

“As we mourn the loss of Senator Jim Ferlo, I extend my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and community,” Wolf said. “Jim was a good man and a better leader, who always stood up for what is right. The people of western Pennsylvania have lost a dedicated advocate, and Pennsylvania has lost a true public servant.”

Sen. Jim Ferlo represented the 38th District from 2002 to 2015 in the Pennsylvania Senate.

The commonwealth flag has flown at half-staff since Thursday, May 12, 2022, in honor of the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, and should continue to fly at half-staff until sunset on the day of Sen. Ferlo’s interment, which has not yet been determined.

All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.