Guenst honors late Sen. Greenleaf in Upper Moreland
UPPER MORELAND, March 31 – State Rep. Nancy Guenst, D-Montgomery, today honored the late Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf Sr. at a naming dedication ceremony renaming a vital interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 611 in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County to the “Senator Stewart J. Greenleaf Sr. Interchange.”
The late Sen. Greenleaf’s impressive career in public service spanned over 40 years, first being elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1976 before being elected to the Pennsylvania Senate in 1978, where he ultimately served for 10 terms over the next 40 years until his retirement in 2018.
In her speech at the ceremony in front of Greenleaf’s family, Sen. Maria Collett and other esteemed guests, Guenst lauded the late senator as a public servant who “used his power not for partisan purposes, but to reform an oppressive criminal justice system.”
She also commended Greenleaf for his role in the passage of Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act and Pennsylvania’s Megan Law.
“In recognition of his commendable career,” Guenst said, “we are proud to rename the Exit 343 Interchange to the Sen. Stewart J. Greenleaf Sr. Interchange.”