Welby sworn in to 113th House seat

Lawmaker sets legislative priorities for upcoming year

HARRISBURG, Nov. 17 – State Rep. Thom Welby, D-Lackawanna, today took the oath of office in his first term representing the 113th Legislative District.

“It is with great honor to serve constituents in the Northeast Region of the General Assembly,” Welby said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for fair education funding and other legislative priorities.”

Welby has a long history of volunteer work on many boards and nonprofit organizations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania for more than 30 years.

A long-time Pennsylvanian and public servant, he is a passionate advocate for fair education funding, unions, veterans, seniors, small businesses, voting rights and infrastructure improvements.

A graduate of West Scranton High School and Career Academy, a New York City broadcasting school, Welby worked in radio and TV broadcasting for 40 years before serving as chief of staff for former Rep. Marty Flynn for nine years before succeeding him as a state representative.

The 113th Legislative District includes part of Lackawanna County consisting of Scranton, South Abington Township and Clarks Green. The district also includes the Scranton School District and Abington School District.

Welby is married to his wife Kathy, and has a son Thomas Alden, and daughter Emily, and two grandchildren.

Welby’s district office is located at 1149 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, PA 18411 and he can be reached by phone (570) 342-4348 or by fax (570) 342-4353. The Harrisburg office is 25-B East Wing, PO Box 202113 Harrisburg, PA 17120.