Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins state, federal and local officials to recognize the efforts done by LECOM Health on their regional COVID-19 response strategy, made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by the CARES Act (July 17, 2020).

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins state, federal and local officials to recognize the efforts done by LECOM Health on their regional COVID-19 response strategy, made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by the CARES Act (July 17, 2020).



State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins state, federal and local officials to recognize the efforts done by LECOM Health on their regional COVID-19 response strategy, made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by the CARES Act (July 17, 2020).

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins state, federal and local officials to recognize the efforts done by LECOM Health on their regional COVID-19 response strategy, made possible by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services by the CARES Act (July 17, 2020).



State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends legislative session amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (July 2020).

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends legislative session amidst the COVID-19 pandemic (July 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro discusses legislative priorities with Democratic Leader Frank Dermody.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro discusses legislative priorities with Democratic Leader Frank Dermody.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro listens to Gov. Tom Wolf's 2020-21 Budget Address (Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro listens to Gov. Tom Wolf's 2020-21 Budget Address (Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends Mr. Johnson's 100th birthday celebration (March 6, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends Mr. Johnson's 100th birthday celebration (March 6, 2020).



State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro talks with state Rep. Peter Schweyer of Lehigh County on the House floor; both members wearing masks per CDC guidance in response to COVID-19 mitigation efforts (June 10, 2020).

State Rep. Ryan Bizzarro talks with state Rep. Peter Schweyer of Lehigh County on the House floor; both members wearing masks per CDC guidance in response to COVID-19 mitigation efforts (June 10, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery efforts in Pennsylvania (May 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Democratic Whip Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery efforts in Pennsylvania (May 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro applauds Gov. Tom Wolf's 2020-21 Budget Address (Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro applauds Gov. Tom Wolf's 2020-21 Budget Address (Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro reviews Gov. Tom Wolf's Executive Budget Brief for the 2020-2021 budget address (Feb. 4, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro reviews Gov. Tom Wolf's Executive Budget Brief for the 2020-2021 budget address (Feb. 4, 2020).



Rep. Bizzarro and Erie Delegation members attend Gov. Tom Wolf's 2020-21 Budget Address (Feb. 4, 2020).

Rep. Bizzarro and Erie Delegation members attend Gov. Tom Wolf's 2020-21 Budget Address (Feb. 4, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie County Gaming Authority funding announcements. Project recipients included: Erie County Parks, Fields and Trails; Erie Humane Society; Asbury Woods; BEST; Borough of Edinboro; Headwaters Park; LEAF; LERC; Platea Borough; and Springfield Township (January 31, 2020)

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie County Gaming Authority funding announcements. Project recipients included: Erie County Parks, Fields and Trails; Erie Humane Society; Asbury Woods; BEST; Borough of Edinboro; Headwaters Park; LEAF; LERC; Platea Borough; and Springfield Township (January 31, 2020)



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the HANDS Annual Community Celebration to a present a citation sponsored by fellow Erie Legislators Pat Harkins and Bob Merski (January 30, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the HANDS Annual Community Celebration to a present a citation sponsored by fellow Erie Legislators Pat Harkins and Bob Merski (January 30, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro visits Ms. Schuster's class. Bizzarro delivered cookies and read a story to the children (January 30, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro visits Ms. Schuster's class. Bizzarro delivered cookies and read a story to the children (January 30, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro visits Ms. Schuster's class. Bizzarro delivered cookies and read a story to the children (January 30, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro visits Ms. Schuster's class. Bizzarro delivered cookies and read a story to the children (January 30, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and fellow Erie Delegation members welcomes Sheila from Greater Erie Community Action Committee to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building and House Chambers (January 22, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and fellow Erie Delegation members welcomes Sheila from Greater Erie Community Action Committee to the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building and House Chambers (January 22, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro  supports Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority's investments in community centers throughout our neighborhoods (January 18, 2020).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro supports Erie County Gaming Revenue Authority's investments in community centers throughout our neighborhoods (January 18, 2020).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins LECOM Health, and other local, state & federal officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new LECOM Institute for Behavioral Health facility.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins LECOM Health, and other local, state & federal officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new LECOM Institute for Behavioral Health facility.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins LECOM Health, and other local, state & federal officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new LECOM Institute for Behavioral Health facility.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro joins LECOM Health, and other local, state & federal officials at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the new LECOM Institute for Behavioral Health facility.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro presents a citation to Sharon Inman in honor of her recognition as a recipient of the Ray Kroc Award.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro presents a citation to Sharon Inman in honor of her recognition as a recipient of the Ray Kroc Award.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro presents a citation to Sharon Inman in honor of her recognition as a recipient of the Ray Kroc Award.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro presents a citation to Sharon Inman in honor of her recognition as a recipient of the Ray Kroc Award.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro honors fallen soldiers by participating in Wreaths Across America (Dec. 14, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Asbury Woods' new boardwalk (Dec. 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and advocate Nick Sorenson commemorate the passage of House Resolution 497 designating October Dwarfism Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and advocate Nick Sorenson commemorate the passage of House Resolution 497 designating October Dwarfism Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and advocate Nick Sorenson commemorate the passage of House Resolution 497 designating October Dwarfism Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and advocate Nick Sorenson commemorate the passage of House Resolution 497 designating October Dwarfism Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie VA's Veterans Day Parade to honor and show his gratitude for local service men and women (November 11, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends the Erie Elks Lodge No. 67's 6th Annual Veterans Bingo Luncheon (Nov. 7, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and members of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee welcome City of Erie firefighters to the state Capitol (October 29, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and members of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee welcome City of Erie firefighters to the state Capitol (October 29, 2019).



Representatives Ryan Bizzarro, Bob Merski and Pat Harkins welcome City of Erie of Firefighters to the state Capitol (October 29, 2019).

Representatives Ryan Bizzarro, Bob Merski and Pat Harkins welcome City of Erie of Firefighters to the state Capitol (October 29, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and House Speaker Mike Turzai attend the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee's tour of the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Bizzarro ran into burning buildings, climbed ladders and put out fires (Sept. 4, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and House Speaker Mike Turzai attend the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee's tour of the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Bizzarro ran into burning buildings, climbed ladders and put out fires (Sept. 4, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and House Speaker Mike Turzai attend the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee's tour of the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Bizzarro ran into burning buildings, climbed ladders and put out fires (Sept. 4, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and House Speaker Mike Turzai attend the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee's tour of the Allegheny County Fire Academy. Bizzarro ran into burning buildings, climbed ladders and put out fires (Sept. 4, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and Congressman Conor Lamb attend the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee's tour of the Allegheny County Fire Academy (Sept. 4, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and Congressman Conor Lamb attend the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee's tour of the Allegheny County Fire Academy (Sept. 4, 2019).



Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).

Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).



Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).

Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).



Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).

Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).



Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).

Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).



Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).

Governor Tom Wolf visits Erie to discuss charter school reform efforts (August 29, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and the members of the Erie Delegation welcome Governor Tom Wolf on a tour of one of Erie's gems, The Niagara (August 29, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn at Presque Isle State Park to discuss RestorePA (Wednesday, July 31, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn at Presque Isle State Park to discuss RestorePA (Wednesday, July 31, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn at Presque Isle State Park to discuss RestorePA (Wednesday, July 31, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn at Presque Isle State Park to discuss RestorePA (Wednesday, July 31, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn at Presque Isle State Park to discuss RestorePA (Wednesday, July 31, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets with Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn at Presque Isle State Park to discuss RestorePA (Wednesday, July 31, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and staff participate in Erie Zoo's 2019 Senior Citizen's Day (July 24, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and staff participate in Erie Zoo's 2019 Senior Citizen's Day (July 24, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets new Edinboro University President, Dr. Guiyou Huang (July 25, 2019).

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro meets new Edinboro University President, Dr. Guiyou Huang (July 25, 2019).



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro makes comments during the House debate on the 2019-20 state budget.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro makes comments during the House debate on the 2019-20 state budget.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro delivers remarks after the passing of his fellow Erie lawmaker, state Rep. Flo Fabrizio.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro delivers remarks after the passing of his fellow Erie lawmaker, state Rep. Flo Fabrizio.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends Edinboro University's 2018 Homecoming Parade.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro attends Edinboro University's 2018 Homecoming Parade.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and Chief of Staff Tim Vickey attend Edinboro University's 2018 Homecoming Parade.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro and Chief of Staff Tim Vickey attend Edinboro University's 2018 Homecoming Parade.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, with the Jefferson Education Society 2018 Leadership Academy

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro, D-Erie, with the Jefferson Education Society 2018 Leadership Academy



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro is joined by realtors after hosting an Erie press conference to describe his legislation that would allow first-time homebuyers to receive a state tax deduction for money saved toward the purchase of a home.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro is joined by realtors after hosting an Erie press conference to describe his legislation that would allow first-time homebuyers to receive a state tax deduction for money saved toward the purchase of a home.



Rep. Ryan Bizzarro comments at a House Urban Affairs Committee meeting on his proposed legislation which would establish a savings accounts for first-time home buyers.

Rep. Ryan Bizzarro comments at a House Urban Affairs Committee meeting on his proposed legislation which would establish a savings accounts for first-time home buyers.



As a graduate of Edinboro University, Rep. Bizzarro  was honored to participate in the inauguration ceremonies March 23 for the school’s 18th president, Dr. H. Fred Walker. More than 500 people attended the installation in Memorial Hall’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium. President Walker, who has been actively leading the university since his appointment July 1, described the Edinboro University spirit as one of innate strength and inventiveness passed down from the pioneers who founded the university as Edinboro Academy in 1857.

As a graduate of Edinboro University, Rep. Bizzarro was honored to participate in the inauguration ceremonies March 23 for the school’s 18th president, Dr. H. Fred Walker. More than 500 people attended the installation in Memorial Hall’s Louis C. Cole Auditorium. President Walker, who has been actively leading the university since his appointment July 1, described the Edinboro University spirit as one of innate strength and inventiveness passed down from the pioneers who founded the university as Edinboro Academy in 1857.



'The Future of Public Schools in Pennsylvania's Education' was the topic of a panel discussion and presentation held by the Jefferson Education Society in Erie. Rep. Bizzaro (right) attended the March 23 event, and is shown here with (from left) Rep. Pat Harkins; Del Birch, vice president of Community Building for the United Way; and Kathy Dahlkemper, Erie County Executive.

"The Future of Public Schools in Pennsylvania's Education" was the topic of a panel discussion and presentation held by the Jefferson Education Society in Erie. Rep. Bizzaro (right) attended the March 23 event, and is shown here with (from left) Rep. Pat Harkins; Del Birch, vice president of Community Building for the United Way; and Kathy Dahlkemper, Erie County Executive.



'The Future of Public Schools in Pennsylvania's Education' was the topic of a panel discussion and presentation held by the Jefferson Education Society in Erie. Rep. Bizzaro (left) participated in the March 23 event, along with Ron Oliver (center), labor liaison and vice president of the AFL-CIO Community Services and United Way Partnership; and Rep. Pat Harkins (right).

"The Future of Public Schools in Pennsylvania's Education" was the topic of a panel discussion and presentation held by the Jefferson Education Society in Erie. Rep. Bizzaro (left) participated in the March 23 event, along with Ron Oliver (center), labor liaison and vice president of the AFL-CIO Community Services and United Way Partnership; and Rep. Pat Harkins (right).



Rep. Bizzarro joins Reps. Fabrizio and Harkins to meet with Erie-area educators to discuss their state budget concerns during a visit to the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Bizzarro joins Reps. Fabrizio and Harkins to meet with Erie-area educators to discuss their state budget concerns during a visit to the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



Rep. Bizzarro welcomes several participants in the Pennsylvania American Legion's Keystone Boys State program to the state Capitol in Harrisburg. These young men represent the next generation of leaders!

Rep. Bizzarro welcomes several participants in the Pennsylvania American Legion's Keystone Boys State program to the state Capitol in Harrisburg. These young men represent the next generation of leaders!



Rep. Bizzarro stands with Gov. Tom Wolf and bipartisan legislators to highlight efforts to combat the growing opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. The governor outlined a possible special legislative session, several joint House Democratic and Republican Policy Committee hearings, and other legislative actions to help eradicate heroin and opioid addiction from Pennsylvania communities.

Rep. Bizzarro stands with Gov. Tom Wolf and bipartisan legislators to highlight efforts to combat the growing opioid crisis in Pennsylvania. The governor outlined a possible special legislative session, several joint House Democratic and Republican Policy Committee hearings, and other legislative actions to help eradicate heroin and opioid addiction from Pennsylvania communities.



Rep. Bizzarro listens to testimony as part of a state House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing in Harrisburg in April 2016 on his H.B. 1113, which would create the Community Paramedicine Services Act. The legislation would direct the state Health Department to establish regulations to certify community paramedicine providers, allowing them to more widely treat patients in the commonwealth. It would also require insurance coverage and medical reimbursement for these services.

Rep. Bizzarro listens to testimony as part of a state House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee hearing in Harrisburg in April 2016 on his H.B. 1113, which would create the Community Paramedicine Services Act. The legislation would direct the state Health Department to establish regulations to certify community paramedicine providers, allowing them to more widely treat patients in the commonwealth. It would also require insurance coverage and medical reimbursement for these services.



In March 2016 Rep. Bizzarro greeted a group of students and faculty from Edinboro University, his alma mater, in Harrisburg. The group is pictured here on the state House floor.

In March 2016 Rep. Bizzarro greeted a group of students and faculty from Edinboro University, his alma mater, in Harrisburg. The group is pictured here on the state House floor.



Rep. Bizzarro joins state Sen. Sean Wiley to present an award of $412,500 to Asbury Woods Partnership Inc. and its president and CEO, Larry Berrin. The organization was awarded the funding through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The grant is intended to help the organization acquire more than 60 acres attached to the park in Millcreek Township.

Rep. Bizzarro joins state Sen. Sean Wiley to present an award of $412,500 to Asbury Woods Partnership Inc. and its president and CEO, Larry Berrin. The organization was awarded the funding through the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Community Conservation Partnerships Program. The grant is intended to help the organization acquire more than 60 acres attached to the park in Millcreek Township.



Rep. Bizzarro stands with members of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA at a rally at the state Capitol. A.B.A.T.E. members made the visit to Harrisburg to lobby for tougher penalties for distracted driving accidents.

Rep. Bizzarro stands with members of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA at a rally at the state Capitol. A.B.A.T.E. members made the visit to Harrisburg to lobby for tougher penalties for distracted driving accidents.



Rep. Bizzarro stands with members of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA at a rally at the state Capitol. A.B.A.T.E. members made the visit to Harrisburg to lobby for tougher penalties for distracted driving accidents.

Rep. Bizzarro stands with members of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA at a rally at the state Capitol. A.B.A.T.E. members made the visit to Harrisburg to lobby for tougher penalties for distracted driving accidents.



Rep. Bizzarro stands with members of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA at a rally at the state Capitol. A.B.A.T.E. members made the visit to Harrisburg to lobby for tougher penalties for distracted driving accidents.

Rep. Bizzarro stands with members of Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of PA at a rally at the state Capitol. A.B.A.T.E. members made the visit to Harrisburg to lobby for tougher penalties for distracted driving accidents.



Rep. Bizzarro greets Edinboro University students and staff as they visit the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April 2016.

Rep. Bizzarro greets Edinboro University students and staff as they visit the state Capitol in Harrisburg in April 2016.



Rep. Bizzarro presents citations to local student-athletes from Villa Maria Academy's three state championship athletic teams in February 2016. Villa Maria Academy’s golf team captured its second consecutive state championship last year, defeating Greensburg Central Catholic High School 401-413. The school’s cross country team also repeated as state champion in 2015, beating Danville Area High School by 67 points and accumulating a team total of 50 points. In addition, the soccer team captured its first state championship in school history, defeating Villa Joseph Marie High School 1-0.

Rep. Bizzarro presents citations to local student-athletes from Villa Maria Academy's three state championship athletic teams in February 2016. Villa Maria Academy’s golf team captured its second consecutive state championship last year, defeating Greensburg Central Catholic High School 401-413. The school’s cross country team also repeated as state champion in 2015, beating Danville Area High School by 67 points and accumulating a team total of 50 points. In addition, the soccer team captured its first state championship in school history, defeating Villa Joseph Marie High School 1-0.



In February 2016, Rep. Bizzarro had the opportunity to meet with a group of students from his alma mater, Edinboro University, when they visited the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Here is the group on the floor of the House.

In February 2016, Rep. Bizzarro had the opportunity to meet with a group of students from his alma mater, Edinboro University, when they visited the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Here is the group on the floor of the House.



Rep. Bizzarro listens with state Reps. Peter Schweyer and Pam Snyder during an October 2015 meeting of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, of which he is a member.

Rep. Bizzarro listens with state Reps. Peter Schweyer and Pam Snyder during an October 2015 meeting of the House Consumer Affairs Committee, of which he is a member.



Rep. Bizzarro takes part in a bowling match as part of 'Strike and Spares for Hope and Healing,' an event hosted by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. The event raises funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bizzarro takes part in a bowling match as part of "Strike and Spares for Hope and Healing," an event hosted by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. The event raises funds and awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pennsylvania.



Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.



Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.



Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.



Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bizzarro meets with representatives and animals from Erie Zoo, and other zoos around the commonwealth, as part of Zoo Day at the state Capitol. Zoo Day is an annual event hosted by the Pennsylvania Zoological Council and allows participants to meet unique animals from all over Pennsylvania.



Rep. Bizzarro hosted a news conference in Harrisburg on his House Bill 13, which would establish same-day voter registration in Pennsylvania. The legislation is designed to boost voter turnout and connect young, minority, and low-income voters, in particular, to the democratic process. Under H.B. 13, voters would be able to head to their polling places or an election official's office on Election Day and register to vote.

Rep. Bizzarro hosted a news conference in Harrisburg on his House Bill 13, which would establish same-day voter registration in Pennsylvania. The legislation is designed to boost voter turnout and connect young, minority, and low-income voters, in particular, to the democratic process. Under H.B. 13, voters would be able to head to their polling places or an election official's office on Election Day and register to vote.



Rep. Bizzarro welcome a group from Edinboro University, Bizzarro's alma mater, to the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

Rep. Bizzarro welcome a group from Edinboro University, Bizzarro's alma mater, to the state Capitol in Harrisburg.



Rep. Bizzarro meets with participants of the Pennsylvania American Legion's Keystone Boys State program as they visit the state Capitol in Harrisburg in June 2015.

Rep. Bizzarro meets with participants of the Pennsylvania American Legion's Keystone Boys State program as they visit the state Capitol in Harrisburg in June 2015.



Governor Tom Wolf's chief of staff, Katie McGinty, met with the students and gave the group a tour of the governor's office.

Governor Tom Wolf's chief of staff, Katie McGinty, met with the students and gave the group a tour of the governor's office.



Rep. Bizzarro and Sen. Sean Wiley welcomed a representative from the #IWantToWork initiative to the Capitol. The program helps young people with disabilities in Pennsylvania obtain jobs and internships while in high school.

Rep. Bizzarro and Sen. Sean Wiley welcomed a representative from the #IWantToWork initiative to the Capitol. The program helps young people with disabilities in Pennsylvania obtain jobs and internships while in high school.



Rep. Bizzarro and Rep. Flo Fabrizio greet state Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne as she visits Erie in May 2015.

Rep. Bizzarro and Rep. Flo Fabrizio greet state Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne as she visits Erie in May 2015.



Rep. Bizzarro stands with his colleagues and state Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne during her visit to Erie in May 2015.

Rep. Bizzarro stands with his colleagues and state Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne during her visit to Erie in May 2015.



Rep. Bizzarro and Rep. Flo Fabrizio greet state Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne as she visits Erie in May 2015.

Rep. Bizzarro and Rep. Flo Fabrizio greet state Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne as she visits Erie in May 2015.



Rep. Bizzarro listens to the 2015-16 state budget proposal presented by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Rep. Bizzarro listens to the 2015-16 state budget proposal presented by Gov. Tom Wolf.



Rep. Bizzarro, along with Jax Stone's family, visited Tracy Elementary School in Erie to celebrate 'Jax Stone Day.' Jax was a nine-year-old boy who attended the school and battled a malignant brain stem glioma before passing away July 27, 2014. Rep. Bizzarro's H.R. 972 designates Nov. 11, 2014, Jax's birthday, as 'Jax Stone Day' and November 2014 as 'Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Awareness Month' in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Bizzarro, along with Jax Stone's family, visited Tracy Elementary School in Erie to celebrate "Jax Stone Day." Jax was a nine-year-old boy who attended the school and battled a malignant brain stem glioma before passing away July 27, 2014. Rep. Bizzarro's H.R. 972 designates Nov. 11, 2014, Jax's birthday, as "Jax Stone Day" and November 2014 as "Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Awareness Month" in Pennsylvania.



Rep. Bizzarro teamed up with state Sen. Sean Wiley to present a $100,000 check to Brian McGrath, Millcreek Township supervisor, and Jim Sperry, director of Parks and Recreation. The funds, awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, will help create a park shelter at Veterans Park at Walnut Creek.

Rep. Bizzarro teamed up with state Sen. Sean Wiley to present a $100,000 check to Brian McGrath, Millcreek Township supervisor, and Jim Sperry, director of Parks and Recreation. The funds, awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority, will help create a park shelter at Veterans Park at Walnut Creek.



Rep. Bizzarro presented a $93,634 check to McKean Township for the McKean Community Park Trail Expansion Project. The funds will help create a walking and nature trail and were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Rep. Bizzarro was joined by McKean Township supervisors and McKean Recreation Authority members, including Brian Cooper, Jan Dennis, Ken Neuburger, JR Williams, Jan Beal, Dave DeCarolis, and Larry Zemcik.

Rep. Bizzarro presented a $93,634 check to McKean Township for the McKean Community Park Trail Expansion Project. The funds will help create a walking and nature trail and were awarded by the Commonwealth Financing Authority. Rep. Bizzarro was joined by McKean Township supervisors and McKean Recreation Authority members, including Brian Cooper, Jan Dennis, Ken Neuburger, JR Williams, Jan Beal, Dave DeCarolis, and Larry Zemcik.



Rep. Bizzarro, along with Reps. Fabrizio and Harkins, welcomed Sean Stone, Tara and Steve Durian, Jordan Stone and Nick Pold to the House floor. The guests visited Harrisburg in honor of the adoption of Bizzarro's H.R. 972, designating Nov. 2014 as 'Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Awareness Month' and Nov. 11, 2014 as 'Jax Stone Day' in Pennsylvania. Jax Stone was a nine-year-old boy from Erie who battled a malignant brain tumor before passing away July 27, 2014.

Rep. Bizzarro, along with Reps. Fabrizio and Harkins, welcomed Sean Stone, Tara and Steve Durian, Jordan Stone and Nick Pold to the House floor. The guests visited Harrisburg in honor of the adoption of Bizzarro's H.R. 972, designating Nov. 2014 as "Childhood Brain Stem Glioma Awareness Month" and Nov. 11, 2014 as "Jax Stone Day" in Pennsylvania. Jax Stone was a nine-year-old boy from Erie who battled a malignant brain tumor before passing away July 27, 2014.



Rep. Bizzarro hosted a free breakfast for military veterans at American Legion Millcreek Post 773 in Erie. The event gave more than 70 veterans the chance to ask Rep. Bizzarro questions, share concerns, and learn about state and federal benefits provided to those who have valiantly served our country.

Rep. Bizzarro hosted a free breakfast for military veterans at American Legion Millcreek Post 773 in Erie. The event gave more than 70 veterans the chance to ask Rep. Bizzarro questions, share concerns, and learn about state and federal benefits provided to those who have valiantly served our country.



I was proud to serve as honorary chairman of the 2014 Light The Night Walk in Erie, which raises funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I also sponsored House Resolution 954, which was unanimously adopted, and names September 2014 'Light The Night Walk Month' in Pennsylvania. As a leukemia survivor, I'm committed to bringing awareness to all cancers and will continue to fight for those Pennsylvanians who are suffering.

I was proud to serve as honorary chairman of the 2014 Light The Night Walk in Erie, which raises funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I also sponsored House Resolution 954, which was unanimously adopted, and names September 2014 "Light The Night Walk Month" in Pennsylvania. As a leukemia survivor, I'm committed to bringing awareness to all cancers and will continue to fight for those Pennsylvanians who are suffering.



I was proud to host my second annual Senior Fair at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie. Nearly 1,600 seniors turned out to the event, which helped them access crucial services like free health screenings, flu shots, Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications and more. Thanks to the 80 vendors that participated, as well as all attendees who helped make this event a great success!

I was proud to host my second annual Senior Fair at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center in Erie. Nearly 1,600 seniors turned out to the event, which helped them access crucial services like free health screenings, flu shots, Property Tax/Rent Rebate applications and more. Thanks to the 80 vendors that participated, as well as all attendees who helped make this event a great success!



I was honored to hold a joint news conference with state Sen. Rob Teplitz on the need to establish veterans courts statewide. Currently, only 17 Pennsylvania counties have established these courts. My House Bill 2180 would expand the program statewide, ensuring all eligible veterans would be able to seek rehabilitative treatment instead of being incarcerated for nonviolent crimes.

I was honored to hold a joint news conference with state Sen. Rob Teplitz on the need to establish veterans courts statewide. Currently, only 17 Pennsylvania counties have established these courts. My House Bill 2180 would expand the program statewide, ensuring all eligible veterans would be able to seek rehabilitative treatment instead of being incarcerated for nonviolent crimes.



Rep. Marty Flynn and I visit with representatives from the Erie Zoo, who brought some exciting animals to the state Capitol!

Rep. Marty Flynn and I visit with representatives from the Erie Zoo, who brought some exciting animals to the state Capitol!



I attended a news conference the day before Equal Pay Day, where I was proud to stand in support of House Bill 1890. The legislation, which I am cosponsoring, addresses the unfair wage gap in Pennsylvania.

I attended a news conference the day before Equal Pay Day, where I was proud to stand in support of House Bill 1890. The legislation, which I am cosponsoring, addresses the unfair wage gap in Pennsylvania.



Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the rally can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5231>clicking here.</a>

Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the rally can be seen by clicking here.



I discuss legislation that I support to curb bullying and ensure safe learning environments for students. The interview was part of the House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at the Villa Maria Academy to collect perspectives on bullying. My perspective is that no child or adult should feel threatened in their school or work environment. More images from the hearing can be seen by <a href='http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/index.asp?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5225'>clicking here.</a>

I discuss legislation that I support to curb bullying and ensure safe learning environments for students. The interview was part of the House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing at the Villa Maria Academy to collect perspectives on bullying. My perspective is that no child or adult should feel threatened in their school or work environment. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here.



Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=  http://admin.pahouse.net/galleries/Gallery_edit.asp>clicking here.</a>

Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



House Speaker Sam Smith, left, and state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, right, join the O'Neill family of Millcreek and me on the House floor to commemorate the passage of House Resolution 538. The resolution honors the life of the O'Neill's daughter, Alyssa, who died earlier this year from an epileptic seizure. More images from the House proceedings can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=4176>clicking here.</a>

House Speaker Sam Smith, left, and state Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, right, join the O'Neill family of Millcreek and me on the House floor to commemorate the passage of House Resolution 538. The resolution honors the life of the O'Neill's daughter, Alyssa, who died earlier this year from an epileptic seizure. More images from the House proceedings can be seen by clicking here.



Erie Strong! I’m joined in the Capitol rotunda by the Erie delegation to the Pennsylvania legislature: Rep. Curt Sonney, R-4; Rep. Pat Harkins, D-1; Rep. Greg Lucas, R-5; Sen. Sean Wiley, D-49; and Rep. Flo Fabrizio, D-2.

Erie Strong! I’m joined in the Capitol rotunda by the Erie delegation to the Pennsylvania legislature: Rep. Curt Sonney, R-4; Rep. Pat Harkins, D-1; Rep. Greg Lucas, R-5; Sen. Sean Wiley, D-49; and Rep. Flo Fabrizio, D-2.



I recently brought the House Democratic Policy Committee to Erie for a tour of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Joining me here are state Rep. William Kortz, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer.

I recently brought the House Democratic Policy Committee to Erie for a tour of the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Joining me here are state Rep. William Kortz, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer.



Joining me to honor local military veterans during Erie’s Veterans Day Parade are Erie City Councilman David Brennan, state Rep. Flo Fabrizio and Pat Harkins, and state Sen. Sean Wiley.

Joining me to honor local military veterans during Erie’s Veterans Day Parade are Erie City Councilman David Brennan, state Rep. Flo Fabrizio and Pat Harkins, and state Sen. Sean Wiley.



A great resource for veterans is the Veterans Success Center at my alma mater, Edinboro University. Joining me for a recent visit to the center were Jay Breneman, center coordinator and Erie County councilman-elect; Kathy Dahlkemper,  county executive-elect; state Rep. Pat Harkins;  and Phil Fatica, county councilman.

A great resource for veterans is the Veterans Success Center at my alma mater, Edinboro University. Joining me for a recent visit to the center were Jay Breneman, center coordinator and Erie County councilman-elect; Kathy Dahlkemper, county executive-elect; state Rep. Pat Harkins; and Phil Fatica, county councilman.



Being from the Erie area makes for a close-knit bunch. Joining me to welcome my uncle and grand-father – Ed and Lou Bizzarro – to the House chamber are state Rep. Pat Harkins, state Sen. Sean Wiley and state Rep. Flo Fabrizio.

Being from the Erie area makes for a close-knit bunch. Joining me to welcome my uncle and grand-father – Ed and Lou Bizzarro – to the House chamber are state Rep. Pat Harkins, state Sen. Sean Wiley and state Rep. Flo Fabrizio.



I discuss economic issues confronting the Erie region and all of Pennsylvania during the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building. More images from the hearing can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=4149>clicking here.</a>

I discuss economic issues confronting the Erie region and all of Pennsylvania during the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here.



I greet state Fire Commissioner Ed Mann at a briefing I sponsored for fire, police and emergency personnel. The session focused on financial assistance for our volunteer first responders and was held at the Westlake Fire Department Social Hall. More images from the briefing are available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=4148>clicking here.</a>

I greet state Fire Commissioner Ed Mann at a briefing I sponsored for fire, police and emergency personnel. The session focused on financial assistance for our volunteer first responders and was held at the Westlake Fire Department Social Hall. More images from the briefing are available by clicking here.



Fellow members of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee joined me for a great meeting and discussions with the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard at its headquarters in Harrisburg. I came away very impressed with the 'Iron Division's operating principles. The soldiers are fit, resilient, and well trained, and their leaders exude character and competence. More images from the visit can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=2130>clicking here.</a>

Fellow members of the House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Committee joined me for a great meeting and discussions with the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard at its headquarters in Harrisburg. I came away very impressed with the "Iron Division's operating principles. The soldiers are fit, resilient, and well trained, and their leaders exude character and competence. More images from the visit can be seen by clicking here.



At a Capitol news conference, I joined House Democrats in highlighting  education policies that harm Pennsylvania’s students and schools, and will ultimately drive up future costs for the state. House Democrats have been fighting to restore cuts to public education.

At a Capitol news conference, I joined House Democrats in highlighting education policies that harm Pennsylvania’s students and schools, and will ultimately drive up future costs for the state. House Democrats have been fighting to restore cuts to public education.



I was joined by other leukemia survivors during the Sept. 19 “Light the Night” walk at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. I can’t thank all the wonderful participants enough for the support they showed for cancer research and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Even though the final total is not yet known, more than $100,000 was raised. More images from the walk are available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1106>clicking here</a>

I was joined by other leukemia survivors during the Sept. 19 “Light the Night” walk at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. I can’t thank all the wonderful participants enough for the support they showed for cancer research and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Even though the final total is not yet known, more than $100,000 was raised. More images from the walk are available by clicking here



I discuss the pressing economic issues facing Pennsylvania from the planned shutdown of two-coal fired plants during a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting in Greene County. More images from the hearing can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1107>clicking here</a>

I discuss the pressing economic issues facing Pennsylvania from the planned shutdown of two-coal fired plants during a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting in Greene County. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here



Rep. Bizzarro discusses issues with constituents during his highly popular, and first-annual, Senior Fair at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. More images from the Senior Fair can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1071>clicking here.</a>

Rep. Bizzarro discusses issues with constituents during his highly popular, and first-annual, Senior Fair at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. More images from the Senior Fair can be seen by clicking here.



The SEIU long-term care legislative roundtable in Erie was deemed a “big success” as improving care for local residents was discussed in depth. Joining Rep. Bizzarro at the podium are state Sen. Sean Wiley and state Rep. Flo Fabrizio.

The SEIU long-term care legislative roundtable in Erie was deemed a “big success” as improving care for local residents was discussed in depth. Joining Rep. Bizzarro at the podium are state Sen. Sean Wiley and state Rep. Flo Fabrizio.



Rep. Bizzarro is joined by state Sen. Sean Wiley and fellow House lawmakers Pat Harkins and Flo Fabrizio during a ceremony marking the opening of Parade Commons, an $8.6 million, 36-unit townhouse complex for low- to moderate-income resident. More images from the event can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1062>clicking here.</a>

Rep. Bizzarro is joined by state Sen. Sean Wiley and fellow House lawmakers Pat Harkins and Flo Fabrizio during a ceremony marking the opening of Parade Commons, an $8.6 million, 36-unit townhouse complex for low- to moderate-income resident. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



Rep. Bizzarro giving a thumbs up for job well done at  the Second Harvest Food Bank Legislative Challenge. Rep. Bizzarro and staff competed against other Erie-area lawmakers to benefit the food bank. More images and information can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1035>clicking here.</a>

Rep. Bizzarro giving a thumbs up for job well done at the Second Harvest Food Bank Legislative Challenge. Rep. Bizzarro and staff competed against other Erie-area lawmakers to benefit the food bank. More images and information can be seen by clicking here.



Rep. Bizzarro giving a thumbs up for job well done at  the Second Harvest Food Bank Legislative Challenge. Rep. Bizzarro and staff competed against other Erie-area lawmakers to benefit the food bank. More images and information can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1035>clicking here.</a>

Rep. Bizzarro giving a thumbs up for job well done at the Second Harvest Food Bank Legislative Challenge. Rep. Bizzarro and staff competed against other Erie-area lawmakers to benefit the food bank. More images and information can be seen by clicking here.



Rep. Bizzarro welcomes representatives from the Pennsylvania State Education Association and PSEA Retirees to the House floor. Among the guests were Dick Eberlin, Kevin Kantz, Sam Talarico, Veronica Connaroe, Shannon Glennon, Gary Senyo, Becky Travis, Joe Mifsud and Sandrina German. Joining Rep. Bizzarro from left are Sen. Sean Riley, Rep. Pat Harkins.

Rep. Bizzarro welcomes representatives from the Pennsylvania State Education Association and PSEA Retirees to the House floor. Among the guests were Dick Eberlin, Kevin Kantz, Sam Talarico, Veronica Connaroe, Shannon Glennon, Gary Senyo, Becky Travis, Joe Mifsud and Sandrina German. Joining Rep. Bizzarro from left are Sen. Sean Riley, Rep. Pat Harkins.



Rep. Bizzarro speaks forcefully about the need to boost job creation and retention efforts in the 2013-14 state budget. Rep. Bizzarro, noting that the Erie region is facing potential job losses at GE, said no tax increases are needed to emphasize jobs in the $28 billion spending plan. He was joined at the Capitol news conference by House Democratic Caucus colleagues.

Rep. Bizzarro speaks forcefully about the need to boost job creation and retention efforts in the 2013-14 state budget. Rep. Bizzarro, noting that the Erie region is facing potential job losses at GE, said no tax increases are needed to emphasize jobs in the $28 billion spending plan. He was joined at the Capitol news conference by House Democratic Caucus colleagues.



Access to health care was the issue at a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting in the Allegheny County Council Room in Pittsburgh. More images from the hearing can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=974> clicking here</a>

Access to health care was the issue at a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting in the Allegheny County Council Room in Pittsburgh. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here



It was everything Erie recently as Lawrence Park Township  Commissioner Pete Ogden visited to discuss issues. Joining me are state Representatives Pat Harkins and Flo Fabrizio and state Sen. Sean Wiley.

It was everything Erie recently as Lawrence Park Township Commissioner Pete Ogden visited to discuss issues. Joining me are state Representatives Pat Harkins and Flo Fabrizio and state Sen. Sean Wiley.



State Rep. Pat Harkins joins me in welcoming members of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association to the Capitol to discuss mental health issues. Joining us are Dr. Donald McAleer, Rebecca Gleeson and Susan Troutner of Northshore Neurosciences in Erie.

State Rep. Pat Harkins joins me in welcoming members of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association to the Capitol to discuss mental health issues. Joining us are Dr. Donald McAleer, Rebecca Gleeson and Susan Troutner of Northshore Neurosciences in Erie.



Rep. Bizzarro congratulates James D. Mando, president and CEO of the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center, as they tour a major expansion project at the center. The center serves hundreds of children and adolescents every day at its facilities, area school districts and through community-based services.

Rep. Bizzarro congratulates James D. Mando, president and CEO of the Sarah A. Reed Children’s Center, as they tour a major expansion project at the center. The center serves hundreds of children and adolescents every day at its facilities, area school districts and through community-based services.



Rep. Bizzarro thanks Gannon University students who performed a singing Valentine for the lawmaker, who obtained his master's degree in public administration from the school.

Rep. Bizzarro thanks Gannon University students who performed a singing Valentine for the lawmaker, who obtained his master's degree in public administration from the school.



Rep. Bizzarro congratulated the Fort LeBoeuf girls volleyball team for winning the PIAA Class AA championship. Rep. Bizzarro also presented a citation from the state House to the champs. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=959> clicking here.</a>

Rep. Bizzarro congratulated the Fort LeBoeuf girls volleyball team for winning the PIAA Class AA championship. Rep. Bizzarro also presented a citation from the state House to the champs. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



Rep. Bizzarro meets with Erie-area lawmakers and officials to search for alternatives to prevent the proposed layoff of nearly 1,000 local workers at the GE locomotive plant in Lawrence Park. More images from the meeting can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/index.asp?pg=grpGallery&pgID=955> clicking here</a>

Rep. Bizzarro meets with Erie-area lawmakers and officials to search for alternatives to prevent the proposed layoff of nearly 1,000 local workers at the GE locomotive plant in Lawrence Park. More images from the meeting can be seen by clicking here



Rep. Bizzarro greets students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at his district office in Peninsula Plaza.

Rep. Bizzarro greets students from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at his district office in Peninsula Plaza.



Rep. Bizzarro and his district office staff celebrate Pennsylvania's 332nd birthday with an improvised 'birthday' card. On March 10, 1681, England’s King Charles II issued a charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn. It is sometimes referred to as the state’s “birth certificate.”

Rep. Bizzarro and his district office staff celebrate Pennsylvania's 332nd birthday with an improvised "birthday" card. On March 10, 1681, England’s King Charles II issued a charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn. It is sometimes referred to as the state’s “birth certificate.”



The open house in January at my Peninsula Plaza district office proved to be a rousing success. More images from the event can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Bizzarro/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=935> clicking here.

The open house in January at my Peninsula Plaza district office proved to be a rousing success. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



I’ve been delighted with how Jordyn Colao of Millcreek, the reigning Miss Pennsylvania, has represented Erie County across the state and nation. I was pleased to present her with an official citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, recognizing her hard work. We’re flanked by her mother and father, Joe and Laurie Colao.

I’ve been delighted with how Jordyn Colao of Millcreek, the reigning Miss Pennsylvania, has represented Erie County across the state and nation. I was pleased to present her with an official citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, recognizing her hard work. We’re flanked by her mother and father, Joe and Laurie Colao.



The important issue of Medicaid expansion attracted a good crowd to the Raymond Blasco Memorial Library for a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing. More photographs and information are available in my photo gallery.

The important issue of Medicaid expansion attracted a good crowd to the Raymond Blasco Memorial Library for a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing. More photographs and information are available in my photo gallery.



A House Democratic Policy Committee meeting at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building provided a well-rounded discussion of the issures surrounding privatization of Pennsylvania’s liquor system. A slideshow and more information are available in my photo gallery.

A House Democratic Policy Committee meeting at the Millcreek Township Municipal Building provided a well-rounded discussion of the issures surrounding privatization of Pennsylvania’s liquor system. A slideshow and more information are available in my photo gallery.



Rep. Bizzarro prepares to have his blood pressure checked as part of the free flu vaccination clinic he sponsored at his Erie office on Jan. 9. Almost 50 residents took advantage of the free vaccination offer.

Rep. Bizzarro prepares to have his blood pressure checked as part of the free flu vaccination clinic he sponsored at his Erie office on Jan. 9. Almost 50 residents took advantage of the free vaccination offer.



State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro takes the oath of office Jan. 1, 2013, for his first term representing the 3rd District.

State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro takes the oath of office Jan. 1, 2013, for his first term representing the 3rd District.



State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro is joined by fellow state lawmakers from Erie County during swearing in ceremonies at the state Capitol. In center is state Rep. Patrick J. Harkins and at right is state Rep. Florindo 'Flo' Fabrizio.

State Rep. Ryan A. Bizzarro is joined by fellow state lawmakers from Erie County during swearing in ceremonies at the state Capitol. In center is state Rep. Patrick J. Harkins and at right is state Rep. Florindo "Flo" Fabrizio.