Madden: proud to serve the 115th Legislative District for a second term


HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, took the oath of office to begin her second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2019-20 legislative session.


Madden, who was surrounded by family and friends on her second swearing-in day, said she is ready to continue working for her constituents by bringing much needed project funding to her district.


“Just in my first term I brought home close to $10 million for local projects and I will continue to fight for the people of my district,” Madden said. "Some of my priorities involve property tax reduction, legislation to increase the minimum wage, school safety, equitable school funding, #Me Too legislation to stop workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, and legislation to stop insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.”


Madden also plans to again introduce legislation with state Rep. Thomas Mehaffie of Hershey to increase the standard of living for the working class.  The proposed bill would make deciding whether to form a union easier by streamlining the election process. Madden stands with firefighters, police officers, teachers, caseworkers and every government worker by again proposing this bill.


Madden successfully resolved over 10,000 constituent issues in her first term and said she plans to continue the hands-on help in all of her constituent cases.


“My office doesn’t just hand constituents phone numbers when people need help, my staff makes phone calls and appointments on behalf of my constituents, whether it’s a local, state or federal issue,” Madden said.


“I plan to attend hundreds more local events in the 115th Legislative District and meet with even more constituents during my second term," Madden said.


The 115th Legislative District includes East Stroudsburg, Coolbaugh Township, Paradise Township, Price Township, Stroudsburg and part of Stroud Township – which includes precincts 01,02,03,04 05 and 06.