Longietti sworn in to eighth term representing 7th Legislative District

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Mark Longietti was sworn in today at the state Capitol in Harrisburg to begin his eighth term representing the state’s 7th Legislative District.

Longietti, D-Mercer, said that while his top priority is maximizing funding to the district to hasten economic recovery, he also will be working as the new Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee to ensure the next generation of Pennsylvanians does not fall behind.

“When the pandemic arrived, it upended life as we know it, claiming loved ones and destroying jobs and small businesses,” Longietti said. “My main priority in the year ahead will be bringing funding back to the district to speed economic recovery for the business owners and working families who have suffered through no fault of their own. With more stimulus funding on the way, I will be working to make sure our district gets its fair share.

“As the new Democratic chairman of the House Education Committee, I also will be working to ensure that when signs of economic life return, bringing new job opportunities, our next generation is equipped to step into those jobs. We accomplish that by providing kids the best possible start in life through early education and a high-quality k-12 experience and by making sure that higher education – whether it be college, trade school or career or technical education – is affordable and accessible for everyone.

“It’s an essential investment because the future of the state rests in our students’ hands.”

Longietti said his office – which is operating by appointment only during the pandemic – can help with a variety of state-related services, including unemployment compensation, driver and vehicle services, home heating and property tax/rent rebate applications, veterans’ issues, prescription drug assistance, children’s insurance and more. Residents should call (724) 981-4655 for assistance by phone or to schedule an appointment.

Residents can learn more by visiting www.pahouse.com/Longietti.

Longietti was first elected to the state legislature in 2006 and began serving during the 2007-2008 session.