Scott takes oath of office to start session in state House
HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Greg Scott took the House oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin his first term representing the 54th Legislative District in Montgomery County.
The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 legislative session of the Pennsylvania House, its 207th. Court of Common Pleas Judge John McNally administered the oath of office.
Scott served as chair of the committee to inform the governor that the House was organized and ready to work.
“I am honored to represent Pennsylvanians in Harrisburg and most importantly the residents of the 54th Legislative District at home,” said Scott, D-Montgomery. “The 54th Legislative District is a fantastic mix of communities that I am excited to carry.
“I vow to invest in those communities at home as well as advocate for better schools, an economy for everyone, and for investment in our infrastructure.”
Scott said that his priorities will center on education, environmental protection and improving community safety.
Two-hundred legislators were sworn in today. The largest and most diverse class of freshmen legislators in over a decade was sworn in, with 26 new Democratic members, eight of whom are women. The Democratic Caucus continues to become more reflective of the state’s people: 35 are women and 34 are people of color. Each member represents approximately 64,000 residents.
Scott’s office will be able help with a variety of state-related services, including birth and death certificates, disability plates and placards, unemployment compensation issues and Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance, in addition to being general guides on navigating state government issues. Residents can reach him by emailing RepScott@pahouse.net.
Scott said that he will announce his office locations once they are set, and staff is in place to serve constituents.