Kim eyes minimum wage increase as 3rd term begins

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Patty Kim, D-Dauphin, took the oath of office today to begin her third term representing the 103rd Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“Now more than ever we need to look out for some of our most vulnerable constituents and I look forward to working to protect them,” Kim said. “We’ve had many successes over the past few years, but there are plenty more opportunities that await. We must work together in the legislature to truly move Pennsylvania forward and continue strengthening our state.”

Kim introduced multiple bills and resolutions during her second term, most notably spearheading the fight to raise the minimum wage. Kim’s House Bill 250 would have raised Pennsylvania’s minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour and included a stipulation that would continue to increase the minimum wage to keep up with inflation.

“Raising the minimum wage is a key issue for the people I represent and truly all Pennsylvanians,” Kim said. “Studies have shown the influx of money into the economy would benefit our state and help those who are working full-time jobs but struggling to get by. I look forward to working with Governor Tom Wolf to get minimum wage legislation done.”

The 103rd District includes Harrisburg, Steelton, Highspire, Paxtang and parts of Swatara Township.

Kim's constituent service office is located at 8 S. Front St., Steelton, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 717-986-1673. Her Capitol office is Room G-11 Irvis Building, Harrisburg; open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; phone 717-783-9342.

Constituents can contact Kim through email at RepKim@pahouse.net, through her website at www.pahouse.com/Kim, or through social media at www.facebook.com/RepPattyKim or www.twitter.com/RepPattyKim