Freeman ready for new term in Pa. House

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Bob Freeman, D-Northampton, was sworn in today at the state Capitol to begin his 16th two-year term representing the 136th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.   

The swearing-in ceremony, which is held on the first Tuesday of the year as required by the Pennsylvania Constitution, marked the beginning of the 201st session of the General Assembly.

"I look forward to representing the needs and interests of the people of my district in the new session of the legislature," Freeman said.

Freeman, the longest-serving member in the current Lehigh Valley delegation, served from 1982 to 1994, and was re-elected in 1998 and has served since. Freeman is the fifth-most senior member of the House Democratic Caucus. He serves as the Democratic chairman of the House Local Government Committee. Previously, he served on the committees of Labor Relations, Environmental Resources and Energy, State Government and Consumer Affairs.

“With my enhanced seniority and many years of legislative experience, I am hopeful of having an even greater impact on the legislative process in Harrisburg,” Freeman said.

Freeman's district includes the city of Easton, parts of the townships of Lower Saucon and Palmer, and all of Williams, and the boroughs of Freemansburg, Glendon, Hellertown, West Easton and Wilson.