About Us

City & State PA is the premier multi-media news firm that dedicates its coverage to Pennsylvania’s state and local government, political and advocacy news. Our in-depth, non-partisan coverage serves Pennsylvania’s leaders every day as their trusted guide to the issues impacting Pennsylvania. We offer comprehensive coverage through our daily First Read e-brief, print magazine, and premier events.

Our Staff

Susan Peiffer,



Peiffer comes to City & State PA from Metro Philadelphia and Metro Boston, where she served as publisher of the daily newspapers for several years. During her time there, Peiffer developed expansion opportunities for the publication, such as an exclusive distribution agreement with the transit authority SEPTA and strategic partnerships with nonprofits and political organizations. Additionally, Peiffer is known for developing robust digital media platforms and finding new ways to engage with readers and stakeholders. Prior to relaunching City & State PA, Susan served in various leadership roles at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Valassis, and the Washington Examiner. A resident of Bucks County, Susan also sits on the boards of several nonprofit arts organizations.

Jenny DeHuff,



Jenny DeHuff has been part of the Philadelphia media landscape for the past 15 years on just about every level of journalism. From covering cops and courts in Norristown to authoring Philly's hottest gossip column, Jenny's always been a political junkie and is committed to bringing you the most pertinent, comprehensive and compelling news stories from around the Commonwealth. 

Justin Sweitzer,

Senior Reporter



Justin Sweitzer is a native of the Lehigh Valley who has lived in Harrisburg since 2019. A graduate of Kutztown University, he has covered state and local government for a variety of Pennsylvania-based publications, including The PLS Reporter, WFMZ-TV, The Home News and The Lehigh Valley Press. Justin has a strong passion for writing about state-level policy in a manner that educates and informs readers throughout the Commonwealth, and hopes to meet that goal as a member of the City and State Pennsylvania team.

Harrison Cann,

Staff Reporter



A Bethlehem, Pennsylvania native, Harrison Cann has political reporting experience in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. As a member of the University of Maryland Class of 2019, he covered local and state government in College Park and Annapolis. Following graduation, he moved back to the Commonwealth to cover the legislature in Harrisburg. Harrison is excited to continue reporting on policy issues affecting everyone from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and everywhere in between.

Mike Fleck,

Senior Sales Executive



A native Pennsylvanian, Mike has over two decades of experience in Pennsylvania government, inclusive of five years of service on his local school board and four consecutive terms as a state representative in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Mike served on Governor Tom Wolf’s transition team for agriculture and later joined the Wolf administration as the Bureau Director for Workforce Partnerships and Operations. Under his leadership, Mike managed the PA CareerLink System. Mike later served as the political director for the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Laura Hurliman,

Sales & Events Coordinator



Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Laura Hurliman has been working professionally in the sales and events industry since her graduation from Temple University in 2015. From traveling all over the country coordinating marketing promotions to planning corporate events in Nashville, TN, she is excited to be entering a new world of media and politics. Laura looks forward to being back in Pennsylvania bringing her skills and experiences to City and State PA.