Daley sworn in for 4th term as state legislator

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, was sworn in today at the state Capitol to begin her fourth term representing the 148th Legislative District.


Daley said that she that she will continue to strongly fight for the rights of all Pennsylvanians regardless of gender, race, religion, age, ability, sexual orientation, gender identification or any other status.


In addition, she co-sponsored 30 gun safety bills, encompassing topics such as school safety, background checks and registration and licensing, among others. She also hosted a public hearing on environmental education programs, hoping to expand programs across the commonwealth to support local students.


“I am honored to continue serving as the voice for my neighbors and everyone in the 148th district in the General Assembly,” Daley said. “I will continue fighting for what is best for our community and for all of Pennsylvania. I am ready to continue my work and dedication to community service, social justice and protecting our environment.”


Daley said that she also looks forward to working with other House Democrats on their recently unveiled Plan4PA, a comprehensive strategy focused on putting people first. Major components of the plan include job creation, affordable health care, a fair economy and quality schools. Education continues to be a priority for Daley, she said, and she wants to see investments in education so that students are prepared for the workforce and have a desire to live and work in Pennsylvania – a key reason she hosted a public hearing on education in October.


Daley has served as the representative for the 148th Legislative District since she was first elected in 2012. The district includes Ambler, Narberth and Conshohocken boroughs and portions of Lower Merion, Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Whitpain townships.


The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony is mandated by the state constitution to convene at noon on the first Tuesday in January. Today marks the start of the 203rd legislative session.