Editorial: ‘The most important indicator of a civilized society’

(Apr 19, 2023)

On April 3, in honor of April being designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month, State Rep. Christina Sappey committed an act of pure selflessness and grace, not only for the people of the 158th District that she represents but for all children in Pennsylvania. Read more


March 2023

(Mar 31, 2023)

District Office Lease: $2,023.95 Postage: $9.45 Refreshments for District Office Open House : $137.87 Mileage: $66.40 Information is provided by the Chief Clerk’s Office. Rep. Sappey does not accept per diems. Read more


February 2023

(Feb 28, 2023)

District Office Lease: $2,023.95 Postage: $4588.61 Publications/Newspaper Subscriptions : $41.96 Office Supplies: $43.31 District Cooler/ Water Supplies: $46.50 *includes two months Mileage: $326.19 Parking and Tolls: $43.20 Meals: $12.65 Information is provided by the Chief Clerk’s Office. Rep. Sappey does not accept per diems. Read more


Sappey to host open house on March 3

(Feb 23, 2023)

PA State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced today her district office will be hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on March 3. Read more


5 ways the Pa. Legislature can improve transparency almost overnight

(Feb 23, 2023)

Proposals from both sides of the aisle present concrete opportunities for commonwealth residents to become better informed about the governing bodies, utility providers and municipal authorities impacting their communities. Read more


Rep. Sappey and UPenn Professor Join Chester County Consortium for Mental Health

(Feb 23, 2023)

Downingtown, PA – On February 10, the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU) hosted the fourth session of the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Chester County Consortium for Mental Health and Optimal Development, featuring guest speakers State Representative Christina Sappey and UPenn Professor of Urban Education and Africana Studies Dr. Howard Stevenson. The consortium is facilitated by the CCIU in partnership with the UPenn Graduate School of Education and is a yearlong effort to implement mental health planning in Chester County school districts. Read more


The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download!

(Jan 31, 2023)

The 2023 Capitol Scenes calendar is available for download! Each month contains a scene from our Pennsylvania Capitol, proclaimed as one of the most beautiful Capitol buildings in the nation. Read more


January 2023

(Jan 31, 2023)

District Office Lease: $2,023.95 District Office Utilities: $287.02 Postage: $37.39 Information is provided by the Chief Clerk’s Office. Rep. Sappey does not accept per diems. Read more


Chester County Introduces “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco”

(Jan 25, 2023)

Chester County announced the launch of “Fresh Air, Self-Care Chesco,” a campaign that encourages residents to practice effective self-care for better health and wellness through easy outdoor activity. Read more


Sappey announces grants aiding environmental conservation

(Jan 13, 2023)

Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, announced today that three local organizations received over $3 million in grant funding, allocated from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnerships Program and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Growing Greener Program, to aid environmental conservation projects in the region and across Pennsylvania. Read more


December 2022

(Dec 14, 2022)

District Office Lease: $2,023.95 District Office Utilities: $194.57 Veterans Recognition Event: $1772.31 Postage: $600.00 District Office Signage: $150.00 Publications/Newspaper Subscriptions: $31.96 Janitorial/Cleaning Services: $280.90 Office Supplies: $835.14 District Cooler/ Water Supplies: $23.25 Mileage: $282.99 Parking and Tolls: $83.50 Lodging: $117.00 Meals: $26.50 Information is provided by the Chief Clerk’s Office. Rep. Sappey does not accept per diems. Read more


Sappey: PennDOT Update on the Embreeville Bridge

(Dec 09, 2022)

Pa. state Rep. Christina Sappey hosts a virtual town hall with PennDOT to provide an update on the Embreeville bridge. Read more


ChristianaCare West Grove Campus Awarded $2.5M Grant from Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

(Dec 09, 2022)

The ChristianaCare West Grove campus has received a $2.5 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services for facility renovation and the development of outpatient services. The grant consists of $1.5 million from the American Rescue Fund Plan Act (ARPA) and $1 million from the Commonwealth. Read more


Sappey honors and recognizes veterans at annual breakfast

(Nov 14, 2022)

State Rep. Christina Sappey honored approximately 50 veterans in the 158th District and their family members during her annual veterans’ breakfast at the Kennett VFW Post 5467 today. Read more


$250,000 awarded to Kennett Consolidated School District

(Oct 28, 2022)

KENNETT SQUARE, Oct. 28 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, today announced Kennett Consolidated School District has been awarded $250,000 in Ready-to-Learn Block Grant funding. The funding will be used to support full-day kindergarten in the school district. KCSD administrators said the district will align their curriculum at the kindergarten center with local Pre-K Counts centers to ensure an exceptional transition experience for kids entering the district. “I am pleased to see this funding awarded to the Kennett Consolidated School District,” said Sappey. “According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, children in high-quality full-day kindergarten programs often have better long-term educational outcomes. Full-day kindergarten also supports working parents by reducing the cost of child care.” “Great school systems are like quality buildings– every long-lasting one has a strong foundation. The Ready-to-Learn Grant has provided KCSD essential support in building that for our students,” Kennett Consolidated School District Superintendent Dr. Dusty Blakey said. “As a community, the best investment we can make is in early childhood education. Our full-day kindergarten program, made possible through Ready-to-Learn funding, increases academic achievement, teaches social skills and provides access to services, leveling the playing field for all Read more


Borough of Kennett Square Receives $2 million to Advance Municipal and Community Services Complex

(Oct 27, 2022)

Borough of Kennett Square, Chester County – The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of the Budget awarded the Borough of Kennett Square $2 million from its Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) on Oct. 26, 2022 to be used toward the completion of its multi-purpose complex. The borough purchased several buildings at 600 S. Broad Street with the intention to transform the underutilized space into a comprehensive municipal and community services complex, which will include administrative offices, the police station, and community-service providers. The complex is widely regarded as the borough’s next major step to elevating the borough and helping its citizens. The community recognizes the critical role Rep. Christina Sappey and Sen. John Kane played in promoting thecomplex and securing funding. “I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to help the Kennett community secure funds for this important project,” said Rep. Sappey, an advocate of the project. “The complex will help keep crime rates low and provide a bridge between community members and vital community services. I am looking forward to seeing Kennett Square Borough come together and prosper." RACP is an annually-available competitive grant program authorized in the state’s budget. It will be used to renovate a portion of the main building to create an accredited police station for the department. The new facility will specifically be designed to address Read more


U.S. Route 1 Section H02 (Baltimore Pike)

(Oct 25, 2022)

Route 1 Section H02 (Baltimore Pike), East Marlborough Township Read more


Sappey: Over $400K in state funding approved for Avondale Borough

(Oct 21, 2022)

KENNETT SQUARE, Oct. 21 – State Rep. Christina Sappey is pleased to announce Avondale Borough has been awarded $412,125 in state funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development . The grant will be used to replace an influent pump, related pumping controls and backup equipment at the Avondale Borough Wastewater Treatment Plant. By replacing the pump and outdated piping and equipment, the borough hopes to reduce ongoing maintenance costs of the greater pump system. “This project is essential to maintaining current, well operating infrastructure within the borough,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “Improving our infrastructure will have a positive impact on our communities for years to come. I am thankful to see this state funding request approved and I am proud to have worked with Avondale Borough to secure this grant.” “Borough Council and I are grateful to Representative Sappey for her advocacy, hard work and commitment to the residents of Avondale. This grant will help us update and improve our services to our community,” said Mayor Susan Ruzcidlo, Avondale Borough. “On behalf of the Borough Council, I’m pleased that Avondale Borough is the recipient of a grant that will provide much needed updates and improvements to the water and sewer plant. We’d like to thank state Representative Christina Read more


Sappey to host annual Veterans Breakfast and Recognition Ceremony

(Oct 14, 2022)

KENNETT SQUARE, Oct. 14 – State Rep. Christina Sappey invites veterans and their families in the 158 th Legislative District to join her for a Veterans Breakfast and Recognition Ceremony from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11 at the Kennett Square VFW Post 5467, 704 W. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square. “This breakfast and recognition ceremony is a small token of appreciation for the veterans in our community,” said Sappey, D-Chester. “Veterans represent the pinnacle of public service. Many have made tremendous sacrifices to protect us and our freedoms. As a member of the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, I am committed to providing help and support to our veterans and I am proud to hold this event once again.” A free, hot breakfast will be provided as well as information on state government-related programs and services available to veterans. The keynote speaker will be Brigadier General George Schwartz (Ret.) who served as assistant adjutant general of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and as the Deputy Commandant, Reserve Affairs at the U.S. Army War College. He has been mobilized for a number of domestic emergencies and been deployed for two overseas missions. Currently, he is an assistant professor of leadership and the director of the Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Planning & Management Program at Immaculata University. Read more


Sappey: Aqua Rate Increase Underscores Need for Reform

(Sep 30, 2022)

Recently, rate increases for water and wastewater services provided by Aqua Pennsylvania Inc. (Aqua) went into effect for over 400,000 customers in 32 counties across the commonwealth. Many residents, including seniors on fixed incomes, have been surprised and frustrated to receive bills that have nearly doubled. The current rules regarding rate regulations and water utility sales are not in the consumer’s best interest. It is imperative that reform is considered in Harrisburg to prevent future prioritization of corporate profits over residents’ access to a basic necessity, such as water. I share the frustration of Aqua customers going through this current increase. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is the regulatory authority in Pennsylvania for utility rates. Utilities wishing to increase rates must submit a request to the commission for approval. The PUC is currently comprised of three commissioners, each appointed by the governor on a five-year term and confirmed by the State Senate. When Aqua submitted this request in 2021, I urged the PUC to hold in-person hearings for residents to voice concerns. When that request was denied, State Rep. John Lawrence and I hosted a telephonic public hearing and I joined many of you in testifying against the then-proposed additional charges. Despite these efforts, the PUC commissioners voted unanimously to approve the rate increase in May of 2022. Recently, I wrote to the PUC providing examples of the Read more