Sanchez sworn in to begin second term as state representative

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his second term representing the 153rd Legislative District.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, for which Sanchez was first elected in 2018.

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, among the priorities Sanchez said he will focus on in the new term are ensuring accessible and affordable health care for all and economic recovery, as well as social justice, including the demand for action for gun safety, and protecting citizen rights when it comes to equality and the environment. His committee assignments for the 2021-22 session will be announced later this month.

“These past two years after my initial election have been a whirlwind, especially the last year during a worldwide pandemic,” Sanchez said. “I look forward to taking the lessons learned during my first term and implementing that knowledge as I continue to work for not only the people of Abington and Upper Dublin townships, but all of Pennsylvania. Whether it’s ensuring the people who are struggling with health and/or finances are provided the resources they need to survive the ongoing pandemic, or dedicating efforts to ensuring children and communities are safe from gun violence, and that all citizens are created fairly and equally under the law, I am prepared to continue this hard work.”

Sanchez said his office is, as always, eager to help as much as possible with a variety of state-related services, including PennDOT, assistance with home heating aid, and obtaining forms and information on many other initiatives offered by the state. The phone number is 215-517-6800, and the email address is

Residents also can learn more about Sanchez’s legislative priorities and the services his office provides by visiting his website at, or by visiting his Facebook and Twitter accounts at and, respectively.