Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a House Democratic press event where the caucus unveiled a new initiative called Plan For Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a House Democratic press event where the caucus unveiled a new initiative called Plan For Pennsylvania.



Plan for Pa.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a House Democratic press event where the caucus unveiled a new initiative called Plan For Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by colleagues, along with members and supporters from the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration, as he speaks at a rally in Harrisburg to advocate for legislation that would extend parole eligibility to all people serving sentences of life imprisonment.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by colleagues, along with members and supporters from the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration, as he speaks at a rally in Harrisburg to advocate for legislation that would extend parole eligibility to all people serving sentences of life imprisonment.



Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration Rally

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by colleagues, along with members and supporters from the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration, as he speaks at a rally in Harrisburg to advocate for legislation that would extend parole eligibility to all people serving sentences of life imprisonment.

Rep. Ed Gainey attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Ed Gainey attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.



Gainey Speaks During House Democratic Policy Hearing

Rep. Ed Gainey attends a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods in Pittsburgh.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by his House Democratic colleagues at a Harrisburg news conference discussing how funding cuts, part of the House Republican proposal to finally pass the overdue 2017-18 state budget, will negatively impact our schools and economy.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by his House Democratic colleagues at a Harrisburg news conference discussing how funding cuts, part of the House Republican proposal to finally pass the overdue 2017-18 state budget, will negatively impact our schools and economy.



Gainey Speaks at Budget Proposal Press Conference

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by his House Democratic colleagues at a Harrisburg news conference discussing how funding cuts, part of the House Republican proposal to finally pass the overdue 2017-18 state budget, will negatively impact our schools and economy.

Rep. Ed Gainey recognizes Demetrius Nash, a community activist from Chicago, who is walking from Illinois to Washington, D.C. to increase awareness on an array of social issues.

Rep. Ed Gainey recognizes Demetrius Nash, a community activist from Chicago, who is walking from Illinois to Washington, D.C. to increase awareness on an array of social issues.



Gainey Recognizes Demetrius Nash

Rep. Ed Gainey recognizes Demetrius Nash, a community activist from Chicago, who is walking from Illinois to Washington, D.C. to increase awareness on an array of social issues.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by colleagues and faith leaders at a news conference at Freedom Corner to discuss the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Va., domestic terror attack and to call for action on hate-crimes legislation in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by colleagues and faith leaders at a news conference at Freedom Corner to discuss the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Va., domestic terror attack and to call for action on hate-crimes legislation in Pennsylvania.



Gainey Calls For Action On Hate-Crime Legislation

Rep. Ed Gainey is joined by colleagues and faith leaders at a news conference at Freedom Corner to discuss the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Va., domestic terror attack and to call for action on hate-crimes legislation in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey hosts his 4th annual Book Bag Drive.

Rep. Ed Gainey hosts his 4th annual Book Bag Drive.



4th Annual Book Bag Drive

Rep. Ed Gainey hosts his 4th annual Book Bag Drive.

Representative Gainey pictured here with Representative Wheatley, Representative Readshaw, Speaker Turzai and members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation.  Federation members are President Tony Parrish, VP Brian Cook, Sr., Committee Co-Chair Chris Moore, Board Member LaMont Jones, Jr., Subcommittee Chair Sheila Beasley, and Communications and Outreach Committee Chair Tene Croom.

Representative Gainey pictured here with Representative Wheatley, Representative Readshaw, Speaker Turzai and members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. Federation members are President Tony Parrish, VP Brian Cook, Sr., Committee Co-Chair Chris Moore, Board Member LaMont Jones, Jr., Subcommittee Chair Sheila Beasley, and Communications and Outreach Committee Chair Tene Croom.



group 6-7-2017

Representative Gainey pictured here with Representative Wheatley, Representative Readshaw, Speaker Turzai and members of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. Federation members are President Tony Parrish, VP Brian Cook, Sr., Committee Co-Chair Chris Moore, Board Member LaMont Jones, Jr., Subcommittee Chair Sheila Beasley, and Communications and Outreach Committee Chair Tene Croom.

Representative Ed Gainey stands with supporters during “Sickle Cell Advocacy Day” in Harrisburg.

Representative Ed Gainey stands with supporters during “Sickle Cell Advocacy Day” in Harrisburg.



News Conference 5-23-2017

Representative Ed Gainey stands with supporters during “Sickle Cell Advocacy Day” in Harrisburg.

Representative Gainey welcomes students from Pittsburgh, and their adult chaperones, who traveled to Harrisburg to see civic engagement firsthand and the political process in action.

Representative Gainey welcomes students from Pittsburgh, and their adult chaperones, who traveled to Harrisburg to see civic engagement firsthand and the political process in action.



Group 5-22-2017

Representative Gainey welcomes students from Pittsburgh, and their adult chaperones, who traveled to Harrisburg to see civic engagement firsthand and the political process in action.

Rep. Ed Gainey welcomes his Chief-of-Staff, Melvin El, Debbie Norrell of the New Pittsburgh Courier, and Mr. Ralph Watson to Harrisburg.

Rep. Ed Gainey welcomes his Chief-of-Staff, Melvin El, Debbie Norrell of the New Pittsburgh Courier, and Mr. Ralph Watson to Harrisburg.



Gainey Welcomes Guests to Harrisburg

Rep. Ed Gainey welcomes his Chief-of-Staff, Melvin El, Debbie Norrell of the New Pittsburgh Courier, and Mr. Ralph Watson to Harrisburg.

Today I joined Attorney General Eugene DePasquale in calling for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. I recently introduced H.B. 195, which would change a conviction of the possession of small amounts of marijuana (30 grams or less) or hashish (8 grams or less) to a summary offense, reduced from a misdemeanor.

Today I joined Attorney General Eugene DePasquale in calling for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. I recently introduced H.B. 195, which would change a conviction of the possession of small amounts of marijuana (30 grams or less) or hashish (8 grams or less) to a summary offense, reduced from a misdemeanor.



Marijuana Press Conference 4-19-2017

Today I joined Attorney General Eugene DePasquale in calling for the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. I recently introduced H.B. 195, which would change a conviction of the possession of small amounts of marijuana (30 grams or less) or hashish (8 grams or less) to a summary offense, reduced from a misdemeanor.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at an event in Harrisburg recognizing April as Jazz Appreciation Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at an event in Harrisburg recognizing April as Jazz Appreciation Month in Pennsylvania.



Gainey Comments on Jazz Appreciation Month

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at an event in Harrisburg recognizing April as Jazz Appreciation Month in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during a legislative panel on the topic of disability and mental health.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during a legislative panel on the topic of disability and mental health.



Legislative Panel: State Policies on Disability and Mental Health

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during a legislative panel on the topic of disability and mental health.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during the second week of state budget hearings.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during the second week of state budget hearings.



Gainey Comments During State Budget Hearing

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during the second week of state budget hearings.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during the first day of budget hearings on the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during the first day of budget hearings on the 2017-18 state budget.



Gainey Comments During Budget Hearings

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks during the first day of budget hearings on the 2017-18 state budget.

Rep. Ed Gainey welcomes the football team from Westinghouse Academy to Harrisburg.

Rep. Ed Gainey welcomes the football team from Westinghouse Academy to Harrisburg.



Westinghouse Academy Football Team

Rep. Ed Gainey welcomes the football team from Westinghouse Academy to Harrisburg.

Rep. Ed Gainey is flanked by colleagues on the House floor as he urges  Pennsylvania to heed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a society where all are treated with respect and engaged in moving humanity forward. Moments earlier, the House unanimously approved Rep. Gainey's House Resolution 25,  honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King and recognizing the week of January 15 through 22, 2017, as the 'Martin Luther King, Jr., Week of Remembrance.'

Rep. Ed Gainey is flanked by colleagues on the House floor as he urges Pennsylvania to heed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a society where all are treated with respect and engaged in moving humanity forward. Moments earlier, the House unanimously approved Rep. Gainey's House Resolution 25, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King and recognizing the week of January 15 through 22, 2017, as the "Martin Luther King, Jr., Week of Remembrance."



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Rep. Ed Gainey is flanked by colleagues on the House floor as he urges Pennsylvania to heed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a society where all are treated with respect and engaged in moving humanity forward. Moments earlier, the House unanimously approved Rep. Gainey's House Resolution 25, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King and recognizing the week of January 15 through 22, 2017, as the "Martin Luther King, Jr., Week of Remembrance."

Rep. Ed Gainey is flanked by colleagues on the House floor as he urges  Pennsylvania to heed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a society where all are treated with respect and engaged in moving humanity forward. Moments earlier, the House unanimously approved Rep. Gainey's House Resolution 25,  honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King and recognizing the week of January 15 through 22, 2017, as the 'Martin Luther King, Jr., Week of Remembrance.'

Rep. Ed Gainey is flanked by colleagues on the House floor as he urges Pennsylvania to heed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a society where all are treated with respect and engaged in moving humanity forward. Moments earlier, the House unanimously approved Rep. Gainey's House Resolution 25, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King and recognizing the week of January 15 through 22, 2017, as the "Martin Luther King, Jr., Week of Remembrance."



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Rep. Ed Gainey is flanked by colleagues on the House floor as he urges Pennsylvania to heed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a society where all are treated with respect and engaged in moving humanity forward. Moments earlier, the House unanimously approved Rep. Gainey's House Resolution 25, honoring the life and legacy of Dr. King and recognizing the week of January 15 through 22, 2017, as the "Martin Luther King, Jr., Week of Remembrance."

Representative Gainey at the Governor's Opioid Bill Signing.

Representative Gainey at the Governor's Opioid Bill Signing.



Opioid Bill Signing 11-2-2016

Representative Gainey at the Governor's Opioid Bill Signing.


Rep. Ed Gainey joins other members of the PA-HOPE Caucus to talk about designating Oct. 19 as 'Lock ‘Em Up' Day in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins other members of the PA-HOPE Caucus to talk about designating Oct. 19 as "Lock ‘Em Up" Day in Pennsylvania.



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Rep. Ed Gainey joins other members of the PA-HOPE Caucus to talk about designating Oct. 19 as "Lock ‘Em Up" Day in Pennsylvania.

Representative Gainey spoke at the HOPE press conference today with the Governor, Lt. Governor and other colleagues.

Representative Gainey spoke at the HOPE press conference today with the Governor, Lt. Governor and other colleagues.



HOPE Press Conference 9-20-2016

Representative Gainey spoke at the HOPE press conference today with the Governor, Lt. Governor and other colleagues.

Rep. Ed Gainey and the PA HOPE Caucus continue public hearings across Pennsylvania with the House and Senate Policy Committees regarding the opioid prescription drug and heroin epidemic.

Rep. Ed Gainey and the PA HOPE Caucus continue public hearings across Pennsylvania with the House and Senate Policy Committees regarding the opioid prescription drug and heroin epidemic.



Gainey Comments On PA Drug Epidemic

Rep. Ed Gainey and the PA HOPE Caucus continue public hearings across Pennsylvania with the House and Senate Policy Committees regarding the opioid prescription drug and heroin epidemic.

Representative Gainey was honored to welcome Rianna Graham to the state Capitol. She was one of ten Pennsylvania high school seniors that received a scholarship from PLBC scholarship award reception. The recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university.
Rianna plans to attend Penn State University. (6-29-16)

Representative Gainey was honored to welcome Rianna Graham to the state Capitol. She was one of ten Pennsylvania high school seniors that received a scholarship from PLBC scholarship award reception. The recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Rianna plans to attend Penn State University. (6-29-16)



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Representative Gainey was honored to welcome Rianna Graham to the state Capitol. She was one of ten Pennsylvania high school seniors that received a scholarship from PLBC scholarship award reception. The recipients will receive a $1,000 scholarship to attend an accredited two- or four-year college or university. Rianna plans to attend Penn State University. (6-29-16)

I was proud to introduce members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to Governor Wolf. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities. (6-28-16)

I was proud to introduce members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to Governor Wolf. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities. (6-28-16)



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I was proud to introduce members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to Governor Wolf. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities. (6-28-16)

Rep. Gainey and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai welcome members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to the House floor.  The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities.  (6-28-16)

Rep. Gainey and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai welcome members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to the House floor. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities. (6-28-16)



BMe Community 6-28-2016

Rep. Gainey and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai welcome members from the Pittsburgh chapter of the BMe Community to the House floor. The BMe Community is a real-world social network for building more caring and prosperous communities. (6-28-16)

Representative Gainey spoke at a press conference today with colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, and the Governor to announce a bi-partisan effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in PA.

Representative Gainey spoke at a press conference today with colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, and the Governor to announce a bi-partisan effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in PA.



Press Conference 6-23-2016

Representative Gainey spoke at a press conference today with colleagues, both Democrats and Republicans, and the Governor to announce a bi-partisan effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in PA.

Rep Gainey leads a meeting of the HOPE Caucus, regarding drug addiction and treatment. (6-22-16)

Rep Gainey leads a meeting of the HOPE Caucus, regarding drug addiction and treatment. (6-22-16)



Hope Caucus

Rep Gainey leads a meeting of the HOPE Caucus, regarding drug addiction and treatment. (6-22-16)

Today, Girl Gov students traveled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women's history and leadership. Representative Gainey welcomed these bright young women. (6-15-16)

Today, Girl Gov students traveled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women's history and leadership. Representative Gainey welcomed these bright young women. (6-15-16)



Girl Gov 6-15-2016

Today, Girl Gov students traveled to Harrisburg to learn about civics, advocacy, philanthropy, community involvement, youth organizing, women's history and leadership. Representative Gainey welcomed these bright young women. (6-15-16)

Today I discussed decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. (6-14-16)

Today I discussed decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. (6-14-16)



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Today I discussed decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana. (6-14-16)

I opened the HOPE Caucus today, with Governor Wolf attending, to discuss issues that are critical to the Caucus. (5-17-16)

I opened the HOPE Caucus today, with Governor Wolf attending, to discuss issues that are critical to the Caucus. (5-17-16)



The HOPE Caucus

I opened the HOPE Caucus today, with Governor Wolf attending, to discuss issues that are critical to the Caucus. (5-17-16)

A great time was had with the Delta Day ladies today. (5-17-16)

A great time was had with the Delta Day ladies today. (5-17-16)



Delta Day

A great time was had with the Delta Day ladies today. (5-17-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey chats with panelists at a Pittsburgh roundtable on the drug epidemic, FROM LEFT -- Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Jay Costa and Rep. Dan Frankel. (5-5-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey chats with panelists at a Pittsburgh roundtable on the drug epidemic, FROM LEFT -- Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Jay Costa and Rep. Dan Frankel. (5-5-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey chats with panelists at a Pittsburgh roundtable on the drug epidemic, FROM LEFT -- Mayor Bill Peduto, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, Gov. Tom Wolf, Sen. Jay Costa and Rep. Dan Frankel. (5-5-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey joined the CLEAR coalition for a discussion on prescription drug monitoring. (4-28-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey joined the CLEAR coalition for a discussion on prescription drug monitoring. (4-28-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey joined the CLEAR coalition for a discussion on prescription drug monitoring. (4-28-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey discussing the legalization of medical marijuana with Rep. Dan Frankel and Essential Pittsburgh/WESA radio. (4-18-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey discussing the legalization of medical marijuana with Rep. Dan Frankel and Essential Pittsburgh/WESA radio. (4-18-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey discussing the legalization of medical marijuana with Rep. Dan Frankel and Essential Pittsburgh/WESA radio. (4-18-16)

I was proud to stand alongside Governor Wolf as he signed the medical marijuana bill into law. (4-17-16)

I was proud to stand alongside Governor Wolf as he signed the medical marijuana bill into law. (4-17-16)



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I was proud to stand alongside Governor Wolf as he signed the medical marijuana bill into law. (4-17-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey stands with the governor, colleagues and Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania to fight against a very restrictive bill that would have limited a women's right to choose. (4-11-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey stands with the governor, colleagues and Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania to fight against a very restrictive bill that would have limited a women's right to choose. (4-11-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey stands with the governor, colleagues and Planned Parenthood of Pennsylvania to fight against a very restrictive bill that would have limited a women's right to choose. (4-11-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey listens to testimony at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Combating Barriers to Opiate & Opioid Addiction Treatment in Pennsylvania. Gainey was invited to attend by Sen. Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Chairman Lisa Boscola. (4-7-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey listens to testimony at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Combating Barriers to Opiate & Opioid Addiction Treatment in Pennsylvania. Gainey was invited to attend by Sen. Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Chairman Lisa Boscola. (4-7-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey listens to testimony at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on Combating Barriers to Opiate & Opioid Addiction Treatment in Pennsylvania. Gainey was invited to attend by Sen. Democratic Leader Jay Costa and Chairman Lisa Boscola. (4-7-16)

During Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority legislative day at the Pennsylvania state Capitol, state Rep. Ed Gainey addresses the group. (3-22-16)

During Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority legislative day at the Pennsylvania state Capitol, state Rep. Ed Gainey addresses the group. (3-22-16)



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During Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority legislative day at the Pennsylvania state Capitol, state Rep. Ed Gainey addresses the group. (3-22-16)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. (3-15-16)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. (3-15-16)



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Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. (3-15-16)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. (3-15-16)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. (3-15-16)



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Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey joined members of PA SAFE, a group of state lawmakers and firearm-safety advocates, to announce their mission and outline legislation they support to help protect Pennsylvanians from the increasing threat of gun violence. (3-15-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey had the privilege of escorting Gov. Tom Wolf to the joint legislative session for his annual budget address. (2-9-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey had the privilege of escorting Gov. Tom Wolf to the joint legislative session for his annual budget address. (2-9-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey had the privilege of escorting Gov. Tom Wolf to the joint legislative session for his annual budget address. (2-9-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey joined Sen. Jay Costa and Gov. Tom Wolf during his 'Jobs that Pay' stop at AlphaLab Gear. The company helps entrepreneurs make rapid progress through the early stages of product and customer development. (1-11-16)

Rep. Ed Gainey joined Sen. Jay Costa and Gov. Tom Wolf during his "Jobs that Pay" stop at AlphaLab Gear. The company helps entrepreneurs make rapid progress through the early stages of product and customer development. (1-11-16)



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Rep. Ed Gainey joined Sen. Jay Costa and Gov. Tom Wolf during his "Jobs that Pay" stop at AlphaLab Gear. The company helps entrepreneurs make rapid progress through the early stages of product and customer development. (1-11-16)

Mothers With A Voice is a community support group made up of and for bereaved mothers, siblings and grandmothers for those who have lost loved ones to acts of violence. (12-15-15)

Mothers With A Voice is a community support group made up of and for bereaved mothers, siblings and grandmothers for those who have lost loved ones to acts of violence. (12-15-15)



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Mothers With A Voice is a community support group made up of and for bereaved mothers, siblings and grandmothers for those who have lost loved ones to acts of violence. (12-15-15)

Rep. Ed Gainey addresses the media regarding legislation to protect animals from being kept in cars. (12-8-15)

Rep. Ed Gainey addresses the media regarding legislation to protect animals from being kept in cars. (12-8-15)



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Rep. Ed Gainey addresses the media regarding legislation to protect animals from being kept in cars. (12-8-15)

Rep. Gainey addresses a Capitol rally regarding legalization of medical marijuana. (11-18-15)

Rep. Gainey addresses a Capitol rally regarding legalization of medical marijuana. (11-18-15)



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Rep. Gainey addresses a Capitol rally regarding legalization of medical marijuana. (11-18-15)

Members of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Western Pennsylvania visited the Capitol in Harrisburg. (11-17-15)

Members of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Western Pennsylvania visited the Capitol in Harrisburg. (11-17-15)



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Members of the Fatherhood Collaborative of Western Pennsylvania visited the Capitol in Harrisburg. (11-17-15)

Standing with advocates and fellow lawmakers, Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a Capitol rally calling for an increase in funding for Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black institution of higher education. (11-10-15)

Standing with advocates and fellow lawmakers, Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a Capitol rally calling for an increase in funding for Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black institution of higher education. (11-10-15)



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Standing with advocates and fellow lawmakers, Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a Capitol rally calling for an increase in funding for Cheyney University, the nation's oldest historically black institution of higher education. (11-10-15)

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing in Harrisburg regarding state Rep. Ed Gainey's legislation (H.B. 1149) that aims to improve nursing home workers' wages and resident care. (11-16-15)

The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing in Harrisburg regarding state Rep. Ed Gainey's legislation (H.B. 1149) that aims to improve nursing home workers' wages and resident care. (11-16-15)



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The House Democratic Policy Committee held a public hearing in Harrisburg regarding state Rep. Ed Gainey's legislation (H.B. 1149) that aims to improve nursing home workers' wages and resident care. (11-16-15)

Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder) were recognized during a visit to the House of Representatives. (10-27-15)

Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder) were recognized during a visit to the House of Representatives. (10-27-15)



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Greater Pittsburgh Area MAD DADS (Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder) were recognized during a visit to the House of Representatives. (10-27-15)

Rep. Ed Gainey and Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown discuss the PLBC scholarship awards. (6-24-15)

Rep. Ed Gainey and Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown discuss the PLBC scholarship awards. (6-24-15)



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Rep. Ed Gainey and Chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown discuss the PLBC scholarship awards. (6-24-15)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey comments on the decision by the Commonwealth Court declaring Act 192, which allowed interest groups and organizations to challenge local gun ordinances in court, to be unconstitutional. (6-25-15)

Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey comments on the decision by the Commonwealth Court declaring Act 192, which allowed interest groups and organizations to challenge local gun ordinances in court, to be unconstitutional. (6-25-15)



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Pa. state Rep. Ed Gainey comments on the decision by the Commonwealth Court declaring Act 192, which allowed interest groups and organizations to challenge local gun ordinances in court, to be unconstitutional. (6-25-15)

Rep. Ed Gainey discusses the economic and social reasons to end workplace bullying as proposed by H.B. 1041.

Rep. Ed Gainey discusses the economic and social reasons to end workplace bullying as proposed by H.B. 1041.



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Rep. Ed Gainey discusses the economic and social reasons to end workplace bullying as proposed by H.B. 1041.

Rep. Gainey does his part to draw attention to childhood cancer and those who help families cope.

Rep. Gainey does his part to draw attention to childhood cancer and those who help families cope.



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Rep. Gainey does his part to draw attention to childhood cancer and those who help families cope.

Rep. Ed Gainey joined medical cannabis advocates rallying on the steps of the Capitol.

Rep. Ed Gainey joined medical cannabis advocates rallying on the steps of the Capitol.



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Rep. Ed Gainey joined medical cannabis advocates rallying on the steps of the Capitol.

Rep. Ed Gainey joined medical cannabis advocates rallying on the steps of the Capitol.

Rep. Ed Gainey joined medical cannabis advocates rallying on the steps of the Capitol.



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Rep. Ed Gainey joined medical cannabis advocates rallying on the steps of the Capitol.

These statistics show a need for change. We must properly fund our schools pre-K, as well as K-12 and higher education.

These statistics show a need for change. We must properly fund our schools pre-K, as well as K-12 and higher education.



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These statistics show a need for change. We must properly fund our schools pre-K, as well as K-12 and higher education.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks in support of increased funding for the Pennsylvania Family Center Network, which provides critical help to families and children throughout the state.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks in support of increased funding for the Pennsylvania Family Center Network, which provides critical help to families and children throughout the state.



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Rep. Ed Gainey speaks in support of increased funding for the Pennsylvania Family Center Network, which provides critical help to families and children throughout the state.

Rep. Gainey participates in one of the March 18 budget hearings as a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Gainey participates in one of the March 18 budget hearings as a member of the House Appropriations Committee.



Rep. Gainey during budget hearings

Rep. Gainey participates in one of the March 18 budget hearings as a member of the House Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a Capitol news conference on H.R. 961, a resolution recognizing September 2014 as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania and acknowledging the importance of raising public awareness of the threat and causes of prostate cancer.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a Capitol news conference on H.R. 961, a resolution recognizing September 2014 as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania and acknowledging the importance of raising public awareness of the threat and causes of prostate cancer.



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Rep. Ed Gainey speaks at a Capitol news conference on H.R. 961, a resolution recognizing September 2014 as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania and acknowledging the importance of raising public awareness of the threat and causes of prostate cancer.

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Vanessa Lowery Brown and Rep. Ed Gainey present Jordan Pollard, a graduate of the Barack Obama Academy, with $1,000 toward the costs of attending Duquesne University. He was one of several winners in the 2014 PLBC Scholarship Program.

Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Vanessa Lowery Brown and Rep. Ed Gainey present Jordan Pollard, a graduate of the Barack Obama Academy, with $1,000 toward the costs of attending Duquesne University. He was one of several winners in the 2014 PLBC Scholarship Program.



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Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus Chairwoman Vanessa Lowery Brown and Rep. Ed Gainey present Jordan Pollard, a graduate of the Barack Obama Academy, with $1,000 toward the costs of attending Duquesne University. He was one of several winners in the 2014 PLBC Scholarship Program.

Speaker of the House Sam Smith and state Rep. Ed Gainey presented a copy of H.R. 806 honoring civil rights pioneer Martha Jean 'The Queen' Steinberg to her daughter Diane Lewis.

Speaker of the House Sam Smith and state Rep. Ed Gainey presented a copy of H.R. 806 honoring civil rights pioneer Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg to her daughter Diane Lewis.



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Speaker of the House Sam Smith and state Rep. Ed Gainey presented a copy of H.R. 806 honoring civil rights pioneer Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg to her daughter Diane Lewis.

Rep. Ed Gainey held a public safety meeting on May 19, 2014 at Destiny International Ministries. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Gainey/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5295>clicking here.</a>

Rep. Ed Gainey held a public safety meeting on May 19, 2014 at Destiny International Ministries. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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Rep. Ed Gainey held a public safety meeting on May 19, 2014 at Destiny International Ministries. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks in support of legislation that would suspend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse.

Rep. Ed Gainey speaks in support of legislation that would suspend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse.



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Rep. Ed Gainey speaks in support of legislation that would suspend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse.

Rep. Ed Gainey stands with his House Democratic colleagues to urge Gov. Corbett to #FundPASchools.

Rep. Ed Gainey stands with his House Democratic colleagues to urge Gov. Corbett to #FundPASchools.



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Rep. Ed Gainey stands with his House Democratic colleagues to urge Gov. Corbett to #FundPASchools.

Rep. Ed Gainey offers his support for legislation that would 'open the window' to help victims of child sex abuse.

Rep. Ed Gainey offers his support for legislation that would "open the window" to help victims of child sex abuse.



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Rep. Ed Gainey offers his support for legislation that would "open the window" to help victims of child sex abuse.

More than 370 people attended Rep. Ed Gainey's first Senior Fair at the YMCA in Homewood. <a href= 'http://www.pahouse.com/Gainey/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1084'>See the slideshow by clicking here</a>

More than 370 people attended Rep. Ed Gainey's first Senior Fair at the YMCA in Homewood. See the slideshow by clicking here



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More than 370 people attended Rep. Ed Gainey's first Senior Fair at the YMCA in Homewood. See the slideshow by clicking here

Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.

Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.



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Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.

Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.

Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.



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Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.

Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.

Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.



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Rep. Ed Gainey presents a citation honoring the firefighters and their station houses in the 24th Legislative District: No. 17, Homewood; No. 8, East Liberty, and No. 16, Wilkinsburg. He also recognized No. 15, Lincoln-Lemington.

Rep. Gainey makes a point during a July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding in Wilkinsburg.

Rep. Gainey makes a point during a July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding in Wilkinsburg.



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Rep. Gainey makes a point during a July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding in Wilkinsburg.

Listening to testimony during the July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding in Wilkinsburg are FROM LEFT --Reps. Mike Sturla, committee chairman; Ed Gainey; and Joseph Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Listening to testimony during the July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding in Wilkinsburg are FROM LEFT --Reps. Mike Sturla, committee chairman; Ed Gainey; and Joseph Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.



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Listening to testimony during the July 24 House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on education funding in Wilkinsburg are FROM LEFT --Reps. Mike Sturla, committee chairman; Ed Gainey; and Joseph Markosek, Democratic chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Rep. Ed Gainey at the state Capitol rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.

Rep. Ed Gainey at the state Capitol rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.



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Rep. Ed Gainey at the state Capitol rally against the voter ID law on the eve of the trial on the law.

During a Capitol news conference, Rep. Ed Gainey said Pennsylvania’s misguided Voter ID law is about keeping people from exercising their constitutional right to vote. He is hopeful that Commonwealth Court will strike down the law.

During a Capitol news conference, Rep. Ed Gainey said Pennsylvania’s misguided Voter ID law is about keeping people from exercising their constitutional right to vote. He is hopeful that Commonwealth Court will strike down the law.



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During a Capitol news conference, Rep. Ed Gainey said Pennsylvania’s misguided Voter ID law is about keeping people from exercising their constitutional right to vote. He is hopeful that Commonwealth Court will strike down the law.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins advocates of Sickle Cell Disease awareness at the state Capitol.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins advocates of Sickle Cell Disease awareness at the state Capitol.



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Rep. Ed Gainey joins advocates of Sickle Cell Disease awareness at the state Capitol.

Rep. Gainey stands to support nondiscrimination bills at the state Capitol.

Rep. Gainey stands to support nondiscrimination bills at the state Capitol.



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Rep. Gainey stands to support nondiscrimination bills at the state Capitol.

Rep. Ed Gainey hosts a community forum on how to stop gun violence. More images from this event can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Gainey/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=971 >clicking here.</a>

Rep. Ed Gainey hosts a community forum on how to stop gun violence. More images from this event can be seen by clicking here.



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Rep. Ed Gainey hosts a community forum on how to stop gun violence. More images from this event can be seen by clicking here.

Rep. Ed Gainey reads to a class at The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School during Dr. Seuss day.

Rep. Ed Gainey reads to a class at The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School during Dr. Seuss day.



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Rep. Ed Gainey reads to a class at The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School during Dr. Seuss day.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins a class at The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School during Dr. Seuss day.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins a class at The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School during Dr. Seuss day.



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Rep. Ed Gainey joins a class at The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Charter School during Dr. Seuss day.

Rep. Gainey listens to a point being made during the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus discussion with new Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Rep. Gainey listens to a point being made during the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus discussion with new Attorney General Kathleen Kane.



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Rep. Gainey listens to a point being made during the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus discussion with new Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Rep. Gainey takes part in a state Capitol celebration of Black History Month.

Rep. Gainey takes part in a state Capitol celebration of Black History Month.



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Rep. Gainey takes part in a state Capitol celebration of Black History Month.

During a Capitol news conference, Rep. Gainey joins his colleagues as a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus in support of equal civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.

During a Capitol news conference, Rep. Gainey joins his colleagues as a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus in support of equal civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.



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During a Capitol news conference, Rep. Gainey joins his colleagues as a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus in support of equal civil rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins his House Democratic Caucus colleagues at a Capitol news conference outlining their opposition to the rushed Corbett administration proposal to privatize the PA Lottery.

Rep. Ed Gainey joins his House Democratic Caucus colleagues at a Capitol news conference outlining their opposition to the rushed Corbett administration proposal to privatize the PA Lottery.



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Rep. Ed Gainey joins his House Democratic Caucus colleagues at a Capitol news conference outlining their opposition to the rushed Corbett administration proposal to privatize the PA Lottery.

The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.<br><br><strong>Members include:</strong> Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.<br><br><strong>Not in Photo:</strong> Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White

The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.

Members include: Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Not in Photo: Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White



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The Allegheny County Delegation of the PA House of Representatives Democratic Caucus meets regularly to discuss issues important to the region.

Members include: Rep. Dom Costa (Delegation Chairman), House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Dan Frankel, Rep. Daniel Deasy (Delegation Vice-Chairman), House Democratic Caucus Appropriations Chairman Joe Markosek, Rep. Paul Costa, Rep. Anthony M. Deluca, Rep. Ed Gainey, Rep. William C. Kortz, Rep. Nick Kotik, Rep. Robert F. Matzie, Rep. Erin C. Molchany, Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, Rep. Harry A. Readshaw and Rep. Jake Wheatley.

Not in Photo: Rep. Marc J. Gergely and Rep. Jesse White

Rep. Ed Gainey takes his initial oath of office on New Year's Day 2013.

Rep. Ed Gainey takes his initial oath of office on New Year's Day 2013.



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Rep. Ed Gainey takes his initial oath of office on New Year's Day 2013.