FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Matt Bradford
Bradford sworn in to second term as state representative
HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – At a ceremony at the state Capitol today, state Rep. Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery, was sworn in by State Superior Court Judge Correale Stevens to represent the people of the 70th Legislative District.
The swearing-in ceremony in the House chamber marked the beginning of the 195th legislative session. The state constitution mandates that the legislature convene at noon on the first Tuesday of January.
"Today I will have the great honor and privilege of being sworn in for a second term to serve as a representative in the Pennsylvania state House," Bradford said "I have no illusions about the tremendous challenges that lie ahead for our great Commonwealth.
"As the new legislature convenes, we face an economy that is too slow in recovering, an unacceptable rate of unemployment and historic budget challenges. Additionally, as a result of the November elections, the governor’s office and both chambers of the Pennsylvania assembly are now in Republican hands. So, while I look forward to working with our new governor and legislative leaders, it is more important than ever to ensure that Pennsylvania moves forward in a fiscally responsible and socially progressive direction.
"Make no mistake, we must stand up to ensure that we continue to invest in public education, protect our most vulnerable citizens and be good stewards of our environment."
The 70th Legislative District includes part of Montgomery County, including East Norriton, Lower Salford, Skippack, Towamencin, Worcester and Norristown.