Dean sworn in as state representative for fourth term

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Madeleine Dean today was sworn into office for her fourth term as representative for the 153rd Legislative District during a ceremony in the Capitol.


The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January, every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 201st legislative session.


"As we enter a new year and session, I remain hopeful that Pennsylvania’s General Assembly can build upon the successes of last session and avoid an impasse over the coming year’s budget," Dean said. "Though this session will certainly bring challenges, I believe that we are capable of coming together for the greater good."


Dean said that she is eager to continue her work on sensible gun safety laws, laws protecting senior and disabled rental tenants, protecting public pensions, and increasing funding for education in Pennsylvania, including pre-K, basic, special and higher education. She said that she also is looking forward to helping further advance several development of local projects. Recently, she announced significant state funding for projects in the district.


“It’s an honor to represent our community in Harrisburg,” said Dean, D-Montgomery, “Additionally, here in the district office we are always happy to assist with state programs and services.”


Dean’s website is at Her legislative social media accounts can be found on Facebook and Twitter.