On Tuesday, Jan. 3, I took the oath of office to serve the people of the 68th Legislative District in Tioga County and parts of Bradford and Potter counties. Pictured with me is Rep. Tina Pickett, who also represents parts of Bradford County, in addition to parts of Sullivan and Susquehanna counties. This year marks the start of the 201st legislative session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Along with my duties as a state representative, I have also been selected to continue my service as chairman of the House Health Committee. The committee will continue to look at solutions to the state’s growing opioid epidemic and other pressing health issues.
Along with Rep. Tina Pickett, I was happy to help present a House citation to congratulate the Bradford County Conservation District on its 60th anniversary celebration at the Towanda Country Club. We are pictured with Cathy Yeakel, district manager, who accepted the citation. The conservation district does a terrific job providing leadership and resources to individuals and organizations within the county so they can develop sound natural resource management through the implementation of soil, water and air conservation best management practices.
Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga/Bradford/Potter) recently had the pleasure of welcoming eighth-grade students from Williamson High School to the state Capitol for a tour of the historic building. Joining them was Sally Mundy, the newest Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, and an alumni of Williamson High School.