O’Mara: residents of the 165th District participated in town hall

Springfield Township, March 15 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, today said that some 2,180 residents of the 165th Legislative District participated in her telephone town hall on Thursday.

“This telephone town hall was an opportunity for residents to bring their questions and concerns directly to me,” O’Mara said. “I am looking forward to taking the suggestions and ideas from last night with me to Harrisburg and drafting and supporting meaningful legislation that improves our community.” 

O’Mara answered questions about property taxes, road improvements, gerrymandering, investing in renewable resources, supporting first responders and more. Participants also had the opportunity to participate in instant polls and ask questions about issues facing the community such as raising the minimum wage, preventing gun violence and legalizing general-adult use cannabis. The results of the polls were:

  • 48% said health care is the biggest issue facing the area.
  • 89% support raising the minimum wage.
  • 64% said banning semi-automatic assault-style rifles is the best way the state can prevent gun violence.
  • 48% support decriminalizing general-adult use cannabis.

“I appreciate the time that everyone took to participate in the town hall. I was elected to bring public service back to politics and I look forward to continuing these discussions.”

O’Mara encourages anyone that has additional questions to email her at RepOMara@pahouse.net.

A recording of the town hall can be found on O’Mara’s website at http://www.pahouse.com/Omara.