PA House Welcomes New Legislators Heather Boyd, Michael Stender

HARRISBURG, June 5  Today the state legislature welcomed its two newest members, Rep. Heather Boyd, D-Delaware, and Rep. Michael Stender, R-Montour/Northumberland.

Boyd and Stender were elected to serve their communities in a special election last month.

“Swearing in new members is always a special occasion in the state House of Representatives,” said Speaker Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “As longtime public servants, Representatives Boyd and Stender both bring valuable experience to their new roles and will contribute greatly to the policy debates in Harrisburg.

“I’m confident that the more than 120,000 Pennsylvanians they collectively represent will benefit from having such dedicated elected officials as their voice in Harrisburg.”

McClinton added that the new members are joining the state House at a busy time, having advanced 44 bills – all with bipartisan support – in just three weeks in late April and May. Additionally, the legislature is currently debating the state budget which is due by June 30.

“The state House has been advancing legislation to strengthen our communities and help Pennsylvanians of all ages at an ambitious pace,” McClinton said. “I’m proud of the work the House has been able to achieve so far this legislative session and am hopeful about what we’ll continue to accomplish.”

With the addition of Stender and Boyd, the state House is restored to its full 203-member complement.