Baker’s Office Ranks No. 1 for Constituent Services in PA
2/26/2013

HARRISBURG – Continuing his commitment to provide the best possible service to the people he represents, Rep. Matt Baker (R-Bradford/Tioga) today shared a report out of Harrisburg that shows his district offices have provided nine times the volume of documented services in 2011 than the average state lawmaker. This makes his office No. 1 in the Republican Caucus for constituent service. 

“My legislative district is comprised of some of the most rural areas of the state, so it has always been important to me to make sure my district offices serve as convenient and accessible resources to have any state-related issues handled promptly and efficiently,” said Baker. “My staff includes some of the hardest-working people I know, and they truly care about the residents who come to the office looking for assistance.”  

The report documents the amount of motor vehicle, driver licensing, birth certificates, death certificates and ATV/snowmobile work processed in each of the 112 House Republican legislative districts.   

The average amount of constituent paperwork processed in 2011 was 792 requests; however, Baker’s two district offices processed a record 7,155 requests – nine times more than any other legislative district in the state.  

“This is amazing to me, because this represents only a small portion of the services we provide through my offices,” said Baker. “I am certainly grateful to be in a position that allows me the opportunity to help so many people. We are both honored and humbled to serve the great citizens of Tioga and Bradford counties. 

A sampling of the services provided in both the Wellsboro and Troy district offices includes: 

  • Driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewals.
  • Assistance with PennDOT paperwork (lost cards, changes, corrections, special registration plates, vanity plates, and temporary placards for disabled persons).
  • PACE and PACENET applications for seniors.
  • Property Tax and Rent Rebate applications.
  • Voter registration forms and absentee ballot applications.
  • State tax forms.
  • Student aid applications.
  • Free state maps, state park information, and PA Vacation Guides.
  • Copies of legislation.
  • Copies of birth and death certificates.
  • Tours of the State Capitol.
  • Referrals to agencies to resolve state-related matters.

Baker’s two district offices are located at 74 Main St., Wellsboro, telephone (570) 724-1390 and 121 Canton St., Troy, telephone (570) 297-3045. 

“I encourage residents to continue to use my district offices to process their state-related paperwork and to receive the assistance needed to help resolve any state-related issues,” said Baker. “We are here to serve and help others and I thank and congratulate my staff for such great teamwork, as well as my constituents for giving me the opportunity to represent you at both the state level at the Capitol and locally through the district.” 

Baker can be contacted through his district offices, via email at MBaker@pahousegop.com or through his website at RepBaker.com. He also maintains a Facebook site with legislative and district news at Facebook.com/RepBaker. 

Representative Matthew Baker
68th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact:  Tricia Lehman
717.772.9840
tlehman@pahousegop.com

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