York County Republican Delegation among House Members Sworn Into Office

Swearing-in ceremonies were held Tuesday for the 195th session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Among the General Assembly members officially taking the oath of office were state Reps. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam), Seth Grove (R-Dover), Ron Miller (R-Jacobus), Scott Perry (R-Dillsburg), Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion) and Will Tallman (R-Hanover). 

“We have been given an opportunity to implement a new vision for our Commonwealth,” said Majority Whip Stan Saylor.  “Pennsylvanians expect us to deliver.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to pass a state budget on time and without tax increases, to reduce the size of state government, and to fix our economy.” 

“Serving as chairman of the Labor Relations Committee will be a challenging and potentially rewarding experience,” commented Miller. “We have an opportunity to enact legislation dealing with subjects such as prevailing wage that have far-reaching implications where taxpayer dollars are concerned.”  

“Property taxes remain the number one issue on our plates,” said Gillespie, who begins his fifth term in office. “Rarely a day goes by that we do not receive constituent correspondence, visits, or phone calls dealing with the subject, and we hope to make significant strides in achieving significant property tax relief for the people of York County.” 

“I am looking forward to a session that will accomplish our stated goal of restoring fiscal sanity to our state government,” Perry said. “I will also be bringing the Castle Doctrine back to the table as we will soon have a governor who understands the rights of ordinary citizens. This session will be pivotal for our Commonwealth, and we must hit the ground running to do our best for our citizens.” 

“The Legislature has a lot of work to do this year to get Pennsylvania’s financial house back in order,” added Grove.  “There will be a lot more focus on a truly balanced and fiscally sustainable budget and I personally will keep fighting for meaningful school funding reform.” 

“Property tax reform, job creation in the private sector and especially lower state spending in relation to actual income should be our priorities,” said Tallman, who, like Grove, is beginning his second term in office. “While the Rendell administration was on a spending spree in recent years, Pennsylvania households were and still are being forced to do more with less. Harrisburg needs to do likewise in crafting future budgets.” 

York County House Republican Delegation
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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