Email Update: July 28

(Jul 28, 2023)

Our communities thrive because we have so many great services. I'm always appreciative of our first responders, many of whom volunteer their time to put their lives on the line when there is a fire emergency. That is why it's important that we all support our local first responders, including our volunteer-led fire departments. I recently visited Norriton Fire Engine Company to check out their new electronic sign. We are so appreciative of their service to our community. And the sign looks great! I was happy to help secure funding for the signage. Read more

 

Email Update: July 21

(Jul 21, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came out to last Saturday's free document shredding event, co-hosted by Rep. Joe Webster and me. We were both pleased to help our neighbors protect their identity by safely disposing of sensitive and unwanted documents. We even had a little excitement at our event, and we want to extend a big thank you to the Jefferson Fire Company No. 1 who quickly helped us when one of the trucks overheated! Read more

 

Email Update: July 14

(Jul 14, 2023)

I always enjoy hearing directly from our neighbors on the issues you care about. As part of my ongoing efforts to connect with our neighbors ages 55 and older, I am holding a complimentary breakfast in our communities in the coming weeks. It’s a great opportunity for our 55+ neighbors to express concerns and discuss issues that are important to our community. Read more

 

Email Update: July 10

(Jul 10, 2023)

I hope you’re having a great summer. I always enjoy participating in community events with our neighbors and the Skippack Village 4th of July Parade is one of my favorite annual traditions! My family, my staff and I had a blast seeing everyone along the parade route. Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day. Read more

 

Email Update: July 3

(Jul 03, 2023)

School may be out for summer, but college students across our area are getting to work at summer internships. We’re fortunate to have four interns this summer. They are learning all about state government and public service working in my district offices. You may have even met with or spoken with them! Read more

 

House Democrats’ aggressive bipartisan agenda results in passage of more than 100 bills to date this year

(Jun 26, 2023)

Harrisburg, June 26 – Just six months into the 2023-24 legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democrats are delivering on their promise to prioritize the issues Pennsylvanians care about by passing more than 100 bills focusing on a variety of critical issues that will improve lives for Pennsylvanians. “I’m proud that House Democrats are continuing to advance a people-first agenda,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “In just the past few weeks our caucus has advanced measures that would make more seniors eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, plus increase their rebates. We passed an expanded Child and Dependent Care Enhancement Tax Credit -- because when families can afford childcare, more Pennsylvanians can work. We passed tax credits for people in some of the commonwealth’s most in-demand and understaffed professions like nurses, teachers and police. We’re helping all Pennsylvanians save for retirement using our Keystone Saves Program. And we advanced a long-overdue boost in the state minimum wage, which lags every surrounding state and has kept too many Pennsylvanians in poverty.” “After a dozen years of inaction on issues that Pennsylvanians truly care about, we have put forth a diverse, aggressive and bipartisan agenda that will ensure Pennsylvania is a better place to live, learn and work,” said House Majority Leader Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery. “Our Read more

 

Email Update: June 23

(Jun 23, 2023)

This week the House of Representatives took a major step to address Pennsylvania’s embarrassingly low $7.25 minimum wage by passing a plan with bipartisan support to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, an annual cost of living increase starting in 2027, and increase tipped minimum wage to 60% of the hourly minimum wage to support our restaurant workers. This will lift up hundreds of thousands of workers across Pennsylvania. Too many Pennsylvanians haven’t had a raise in 15 years, meanwhile the price of everyday household items has soared. The time has come to boost the minimum wage for working families. Read more

 

Email Update: June 16

(Jun 16, 2023)

I’m so grateful for our police officers for all they do to keep our communities safe. We are fortunate to have police departments in our communities that are working hard every day. We recently provided lunch to the East Norriton Police Department as a small gesture of our appreciation. We're grateful to now have neighboring offices in East Norriton. Thank you to all our first responders for all you do to protect and care for us! Read more

 

Email Update: June 9

(Jun 09, 2023)

Last week, Gov. Josh Shapiro joined my House colleagues and me, as well as Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Col. Christopher Paris and local law enforcement, in East Lansdowne, Delaware County, to highlight how we are all working to keep communities safe through common sense gun safety measures. We made progress by passing bills with bipartisan support that will provide for universal background checks and protect people in immediate crisis who may harm themselves or others. These are common sense measures that a majority of Pennsylvanians support. We’re fortunate to have a strong ally in the Governor, who has called for these bills to be approved by the Senate and finally become law. I also appreciate that the Governor recognized our efforts to lead on issues that families in our communities care about. Read more

 

Email Update: June 2

(Jun 02, 2023)

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. All across Montgomery County, our communities hosted joyful parades and solemn services to remember all the courageous Americans who gave their lives to defend the freedoms we enjoy today. My office was honored to take part in and provide a citation to the Historical Society of Montgomery County during a Memorial Day ceremony that honored the service of soldiers and veterans interred at Historic Montgomery Cemetery. Read more

 

Email Update: May 25

(May 26, 2023)

It was another busy, productive week at the Capitol. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed meaningful bipartisan bills that will address community safety, mental health services, supporting those who serve and their loved ones, retirement options for workers and littering fines. Read more

 

Email Update: May 22

(May 22, 2023)

Special Olympics Pennsylvania recently hosted the 2023 Government Unified Bocce Challenge at the Capitol and our office joined in on the fun! My staffer Matt had a great time participating on a team with local athletes and legislators. We’re proud to be a part of the #InclusionRevolution Read more

 

Email Update: May 15

(May 15, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came to our recent Open House! We had beautiful weather and lots of friendly faces stop by to chat. Special thanks to the East Norriton Police Department and the Norriton Fire Department for providing helpful resources and an opportunity for kids to check out a fire truck. We are always ready to help you seek and access state and local resources and listen to your questions and concerns. Read more

 

Email Update: May 5

(May 05, 2023)

You’re invited! I am hosting an open house at our Norriton district office TOMORROW, Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 240 West Germantown Pike in East Norriton. My staff and I are looking forward to seeing our neighbors and sharing how our office can support the community. We’ll also have food, family-friendly activities and more. Please stop by for a fun-filled event! Read more

 

Email Update: April 28

(Apr 28, 2023)

I recently met with Schwenksville Borough officials to discuss infrastructure improvements. The borough was awarded $755,180 in state grant funding for a project to reconstruct Summit Avenue, from Woodland Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue, to allow for safer travel. This investment will include repaving the roadway, constructing sidewalks, and revamping stormwater controls. This is part of a larger $3.1 million investment in our communities for infrastructure projects. Read more

 

Email Update: April 24

(Apr 24, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came out for our license plate restoration event last Saturday. Rep. Liz Hanbidge’s office and my office, along with Whitpain Township Police Department, helped more than three dozen people start the process to get a new plate! If you’re still interested in replacing your worn, hard-to-read Pennsylvania license plate, please contact our office and our staff can help you start the process. Read more

 

Email Update: April 14

(Apr 14, 2023)

My new district office in East Norriton is now open and we're ready to help our neighbors. Be sure to stop by if you need assistance. My team and I can help you with property tax/rent rebate applications, unemployment compensation, disability placards, notary services, birth/death certificate applications, SEPTA Key Senior ID cards, PennDOT forms, and much more. Read more

 

Email Update: April 6

(Apr 06, 2023)

I want to wish a very Happy Passover, Happy Easter, and Happy Ramadan to all who celebrate. Read more

 

Email Update: March 31

(Mar 31, 2023)

As we head into April, spring is in the air, bulbs are blooming, egg hunts are taking place, and baseball is back! Like many of you, my family and I are looking forward to watching the Phillies, our kids’ spring sports, and the many events that my office will be hosting in the upcoming weeks and months. We’re also officially moving to a new district office in East Norriton! I’ll continue to share our events, as well as those in the community, here and on social media. I look forward to seeing you around our community! Read more

 

Email Update: March 24

(Mar 24, 2023)

Starting April 3, our district office in Norristown is relocating to 240 West Germantown Pike, in East Norriton. Staff will continue to provide the same variety of services that our neighbors rely on. Office hours will remain Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The office number will remain (610) 270-1150. Read more