Snyder begins second term in state House

Says energy, education and economics require prompt attention

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, began her second term representing the 50th Legislative District today after taking the oath of office.

 

"It is an honor to represent the residents of the 50th District in 2015," Snyder said. “I’m eager to get to work on their behalf because Pennsylvania needs new ideas on energy, public education, family incomes and the state budget.”

 

Snyder said she plans to build on her efforts as a freshman lawmaker that won bipartisan support, including her legislation that ensures a state role in meeting federal mandates affecting energy supplies.

 

“I am committed to being a responsible advocate for southwestern Pennsylvania and working effectively for citizens and communities in the district, as well as the commonwealth as a whole,” Snyder said. “We found common ground on critical energy legislation, and the same focus will produce dividends on fixing the $2 billion shortfall in the state budget and addressing unfair education funding and school property taxes.”

 

Her legislative website, www.pahouse.com/Snyder, features legislative and local information, including her district and Harrisburg offices, and enables constituents to sign up for email updates on state government and regional issues.

 

Constituents also may follow Snyder via her legislative Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RepSnyder, and legislative Twitter account, twitter.com/RepSnyder. The phone number for Snyder’s main district office in Carmichaels is 724-966-8953.

 

Known as First Tuesday, today’s ceremonies at the state Capitol kicked off the 199th legislative session of the state House, which consists of 83 Democrats and 119 Republicans.