Ciresi sworn in as state representative for first term

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – In the presence of his family in the Capitol today, state Rep. Joe Ciresi took the oath of office to begin his first term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will represent the 146th Legislative District.

Ciresi for the past 16 years has served as the director of sales and promotions for the Kimmel Center.

Ciresi’s legislative priorities focus on fair funding for education and transportation, specifically the restoration of passenger train service between Pottstown and Philadelphia.

“I want to thank the residents of Pennsylvania’s 146th district in Montgomery County for granting me the opportunity to serve them and advance our priorities,” said Ciresi, D-Montgomery. “Over the last two months, I worked hard to learn as much as I could before taking my oath of office and I will learn even more as we get started this session. We hope to earn bipartisan support for bills to improve public education and transportation in the 146th district.”

His efforts will blend with the broader Plan for PA, which seeks to build a stronger economy for working families instead of serving special interests.

Residents can visit his constituent service office at 301 N. Lewis Road, Park Towne Plaza in Royersford, Pa. 19468. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Those interested also can visit his website, www.pahouse.com/Ciresi, which has links to state services and includes ways to contact him and his office staff. Ciresi also maintains a legislative Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepCiresi and Twitter at @RepCiresi.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 203rd legislative session.