Driscoll sworn in for first term in House of Representatives

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Mike Driscoll, D-Phila., was sworn into office today for his first term as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives serving the 173rd Legislative District.


The swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol marked the beginning of the 199th session of the General Assembly. The oath of office was administered by Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge Judith Ference Olson, and again by the Honorable Dan McCaffery at a private ceremony.


"It is an honor to have been chosen by the people of the 173rd District, and I am eager to get to work on their behalf in Harrisburg," Driscoll said.


Driscoll said his legislative priorities for his first term include adopting a fair education funding formula, expanding the local job base and advocating for senior citizens.


Driscoll said his constituent service office at 3294 Red Lion Road, Philadelphia, is open and available to help residents with state-related programs and issues. In the short time the office has been open, Driscoll said he has received multiple requests for help obtaining a long form birth certificate, which is now required to obtain a passport, and he wants to make sure that constituents are aware that he can provide assistance with that process. The office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, can be reached at 215-281-3414.


"Providing assistance with state, local and federal programs or other key constituent issues is a big part of the job, and a great chance to meet the community," Driscoll said. "My staff and I are here and ready to serve the district however we can."


Driscoll also invites residents to visit his website – www.pahouse.com/Driscoll – which has links to information on state services and includes a form that allows constituents to email him. He also maintains a legislative Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepDriscoll.