Photos from Harrisburg and around the district

Rep. Snyder presents Jimmy Cowell with the inaugural Dedication to Agriculture Award on Feb. 5, 2019.

Rep. Snyder presents Jimmy Cowell with the inaugural Dedication to Agriculture Award on Feb. 5, 2019.



PA State Council of Farm Owners honors constituent Jimmy Cowell

Rep. Snyder presents Jimmy Cowell with the inaugural Dedication to Agriculture Award on Feb. 5, 2019.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the Capitol.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the Capitol.



Rep. Snyder sworn in on Jan. 1

State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, was sworn in on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder, on the 4th Thursday of every month, has Veterans Affairs Department Services Officer Graham Wieland in her constituent services office to answer any questions that local veterans may have.

Rep. Pam Snyder, on the 4th Thursday of every month, has Veterans Affairs Department Services Officer Graham Wieland in her constituent services office to answer any questions that local veterans may have.



Veterans Outreach Specialist Offers Services

Rep. Pam Snyder, on the 4th Thursday of every month, has Veterans Affairs Department Services Officer Graham Wieland in her constituent services office to answer any questions that local veterans may have.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.



Miss Rain Day 2018 at the Capitol

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018 and her family to the state Capitol. Pictured with Snyder are Courtney, Loren, Mason and Joel Schroyer of Waynesburg.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018 and her family to the state Capitol. Pictured with Snyder are Courtney, Loren, Mason and Joel Schroyer of Waynesburg.



Miss Rain Day 2018 at the Capitol

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018 and her family to the state Capitol. Pictured with Snyder are Courtney, Loren, Mason and Joel Schroyer of Waynesburg.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, her family and Miss Rain Day Scholarship Inc. officials to the state Capitol. From left, Emilia Bertugli, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. president; Courtney Schroyer; Miss Rain Day Lauren Schroyer; Rep. Snyder; Mason Schroyer; Joel Schroyer; and Jeanine Henry, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. events director/treasurer.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, her family and Miss Rain Day Scholarship Inc. officials to the state Capitol. From left, Emilia Bertugli, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. president; Courtney Schroyer; Miss Rain Day Lauren Schroyer; Rep. Snyder; Mason Schroyer; Joel Schroyer; and Jeanine Henry, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. events director/treasurer.



Miss Rain Day 2018 at the Capitol

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, her family and Miss Rain Day Scholarship Inc. officials to the state Capitol. From left, Emilia Bertugli, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. president; Courtney Schroyer; Miss Rain Day Lauren Schroyer; Rep. Snyder; Mason Schroyer; Joel Schroyer; and Jeanine Henry, Rain Day Scholarship Inc. events director/treasurer.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.



Miss Rain Day 2018 at the Capitol

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.

Miss Rain Day 2018 and her family visit the state Capitol as guests of Rep. Pam Snyder. Pictured are Courtney, Loren, Mason and Joel Schroyer of Waynesburg.

Miss Rain Day 2018 and her family visit the state Capitol as guests of Rep. Pam Snyder. Pictured are Courtney, Loren, Mason and Joel Schroyer of Waynesburg.



Miss Rain Day 2018 at the Capitol

Miss Rain Day 2018 and her family visit the state Capitol as guests of Rep. Pam Snyder. Pictured are Courtney, Loren, Mason and Joel Schroyer of Waynesburg.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.



Miss Rain Day 2018 at the Capitol

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Miss Rain Day 2018, Loren Schroyer of Waynesburg, to the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder and her colleague, Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, met with officials for an update on their collective efforts to bring modern internet to all Pennsylvanians.

Rep. Pam Snyder and her colleague, Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, met with officials for an update on their collective efforts to bring modern internet to all Pennsylvanians.



Broadband Caucus Meeting

Rep. Pam Snyder and her colleague, Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, met with officials for an update on their collective efforts to bring modern internet to all Pennsylvanians.

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at an A.B.A.T.E. (alliance of bikers aimed towards education) rally at the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at an A.B.A.T.E. (alliance of bikers aimed towards education) rally at the state Capitol.



A.B.A.T.E. Rally

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at an A.B.A.T.E. (alliance of bikers aimed towards education) rally at the state Capitol.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes guests from the 50th legislative district, Bobbi Antill, and her son Trenton, as well as Tanya Halbert, and her daughters Emily and Addison.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes guests from the 50th legislative district, Bobbi Antill, and her son Trenton, as well as Tanya Halbert, and her daughters Emily and Addison.



Guests from 50th District

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes guests from the 50th legislative district, Bobbi Antill, and her son Trenton, as well as Tanya Halbert, and her daughters Emily and Addison.

Rep. Pam Snyder is pictured with the Lombardi Trophy, which was brought to the state Capitol after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl 52.

Rep. Pam Snyder is pictured with the Lombardi Trophy, which was brought to the state Capitol after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl 52.



Lombardi Trophy

Rep. Pam Snyder is pictured with the Lombardi Trophy, which was brought to the state Capitol after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl 52.

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at a bipartisan “Mental Health and School Safety” press event to discuss ways to address school violence in relation to mental illness in a way that does not reinforce negative stereotypes.

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at a bipartisan “Mental Health and School Safety” press event to discuss ways to address school violence in relation to mental illness in a way that does not reinforce negative stereotypes.



Mental Health and School Safety Press Conference

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at a bipartisan “Mental Health and School Safety” press event to discuss ways to address school violence in relation to mental illness in a way that does not reinforce negative stereotypes.

In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Rep. Pam Snyder was invited to read to kindergarten students at Carmichaels Elementary School.

In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Rep. Pam Snyder was invited to read to kindergarten students at Carmichaels Elementary School.



Read Acorss America

In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Rep. Pam Snyder was invited to read to kindergarten students at Carmichaels Elementary School.

In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Rep. Pam Snyder reads to students at Carmichaels Elementary School.

In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Rep. Pam Snyder reads to students at Carmichaels Elementary School.



Read Across America 2018

In recognition of Dr. Seuss' birthday, Rep. Pam Snyder reads to students at Carmichaels Elementary School.

Rep. Pam Snyder presents military service medals to Harry Sumner of Allison, PA.

Rep. Pam Snyder presents military service medals to Harry Sumner of Allison, PA.



Military Medals Presentation

Rep. Pam Snyder presents military service medals to Harry Sumner of Allison, PA.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Waynesburg University President Douglas Lee, and students who work on the campus newspaper “The Yellow Jacket.”

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Waynesburg University President Douglas Lee, and students who work on the campus newspaper “The Yellow Jacket.”



Guests 10-17-2017

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes Waynesburg University President Douglas Lee, and students who work on the campus newspaper “The Yellow Jacket.”

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes the PIAA Class A state champion softball team from West Greene High School to Harrisburg.

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes the PIAA Class A state champion softball team from West Greene High School to Harrisburg.



West Greene High School Softball State Champions

Rep. Pam Snyder welcomes the PIAA Class A state champion softball team from West Greene High School to Harrisburg.

Rep. Pam Snyder is joined by law enforcement advocates and Gov. Tom Wolf as her legislation, which will provide pepper spray to all state prison guards to ensure they always have some form of self-defense, was signed into law.

Rep. Pam Snyder is joined by law enforcement advocates and Gov. Tom Wolf as her legislation, which will provide pepper spray to all state prison guards to ensure they always have some form of self-defense, was signed into law.



HB 2084 Bill Signing

Rep. Pam Snyder is joined by law enforcement advocates and Gov. Tom Wolf as her legislation, which will provide pepper spray to all state prison guards to ensure they always have some form of self-defense, was signed into law.

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at the 14th annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally.

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at the 14th annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally.



14th Annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally

Rep. Pam Snyder speaks at the 14th annual A.B.A.T.E. Motorcycle Rights Rally.

Rep. Snyder served as host for Waynesburg University students and administrators during their April visit to the Capitol. She’s joined in the Rotunda by Douglas Lee, university president (top left); his wife Kathy Lee; and Larry Stratton, assistant professor of Ethics and Constitutional Law and director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. Flanking Rep. Snyder are students Keyur Patel, Katie McGonigal and Nate Kummer.

Rep. Snyder served as host for Waynesburg University students and administrators during their April visit to the Capitol. She’s joined in the Rotunda by Douglas Lee, university president (top left); his wife Kathy Lee; and Larry Stratton, assistant professor of Ethics and Constitutional Law and director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. Flanking Rep. Snyder are students Keyur Patel, Katie McGonigal and Nate Kummer.



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Rep. Snyder served as host for Waynesburg University students and administrators during their April visit to the Capitol. She’s joined in the Rotunda by Douglas Lee, university president (top left); his wife Kathy Lee; and Larry Stratton, assistant professor of Ethics and Constitutional Law and director of the Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership. Flanking Rep. Snyder are students Keyur Patel, Katie McGonigal and Nate Kummer.

Rep. Snyder Rep. Snyder served as host for Waynesburg University students and administrators during their April visit to the Capitol. Here, they visit the House chamber.

Rep. Snyder Rep. Snyder served as host for Waynesburg University students and administrators during their April visit to the Capitol. Here, they visit the House chamber.



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Rep. Snyder Rep. Snyder served as host for Waynesburg University students and administrators during their April visit to the Capitol. Here, they visit the House chamber.

Rep. Pam Snyder comments during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing regarding a state police fee for municipalities currently without local police.

Rep. Pam Snyder comments during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing regarding a state police fee for municipalities currently without local police.



Hearing on State Police Fee For Municipalities Without Local Police

Rep. Pam Snyder comments during a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing regarding a state police fee for municipalities currently without local police.

After hearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget remarks, Rep. Snyder is encouraged by the governor’s strong commitment to enhancing drug treatment proposals, creating a severance tax on natural gas drilling, and raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

After hearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget remarks, Rep. Snyder is encouraged by the governor’s strong commitment to enhancing drug treatment proposals, creating a severance tax on natural gas drilling, and raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour.



Governor's budget address 2-7-2017

After hearing Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget remarks, Rep. Snyder is encouraged by the governor’s strong commitment to enhancing drug treatment proposals, creating a severance tax on natural gas drilling, and raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour.

Rep. Snyder shows her support for heart disease awareness by wearing red to promote National Wear Red Day.

Rep. Snyder shows her support for heart disease awareness by wearing red to promote National Wear Red Day.



National Wear Red Day

Rep. Snyder shows her support for heart disease awareness by wearing red to promote National Wear Red Day.

Rep. Pam Snyder begins the 2017-18 legislative session as one of the 40 female lawmakers, the highest number ever for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Here she is pictured with her colleagues in the Democratic Caucus.

Rep. Pam Snyder begins the 2017-18 legislative session as one of the 40 female lawmakers, the highest number ever for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Here she is pictured with her colleagues in the Democratic Caucus.



Female Lawmakers of the PA House Democratic Caucus

Rep. Pam Snyder begins the 2017-18 legislative session as one of the 40 female lawmakers, the highest number ever for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Here she is pictured with her colleagues in the Democratic Caucus.

One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.  Rep. Pam Snyder joins members of the House of Representatives by wearing pink in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Rep. Pam Snyder joins members of the House of Representatives by wearing pink in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.



Breast Cancer Awareness Month

One out of every eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Rep. Pam Snyder joins members of the House of Representatives by wearing pink in recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Coal Queen and Rep Snyder pose on the floor of the House of representatives.

The Coal Queen and Rep Snyder pose on the floor of the House of representatives.



Coal Queen

The Coal Queen and Rep Snyder pose on the floor of the House of representatives.

Representative Snyder with Katlyn Allison, 2015 Coal Queen, her parents and the Speaker of the House.

Representative Snyder with Katlyn Allison, 2015 Coal Queen, her parents and the Speaker of the House.



Coal Queen 5-17-2016

Representative Snyder with Katlyn Allison, 2015 Coal Queen, her parents and the Speaker of the House.

I was excited to speak to the ABATE Rally today, t help stop the texting and driving problem we have in America today. Many people have died, and too many are injured.

I was excited to speak to the ABATE Rally today, t help stop the texting and driving problem we have in America today. Many people have died, and too many are injured.



ABATE Rally

I was excited to speak to the ABATE Rally today, t help stop the texting and driving problem we have in America today. Many people have died, and too many are injured.

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.



Second Amendment

Today i stood with many of my fellow Members to oppose breaking my Second Amendment rights, these rights are a firm decision made many years ago to allow me the right of bearing arms to protect myself.

Today, Representative Snyder stood with fellow House Democrats, Republicans and the Governor at a news conference to highlight details of a joint effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in our state.

Today, Representative Snyder stood with fellow House Democrats, Republicans and the Governor at a news conference to highlight details of a joint effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in our state.



News Conference 6-23-2016

Today, Representative Snyder stood with fellow House Democrats, Republicans and the Governor at a news conference to highlight details of a joint effort to combat the opioid and heroin crisis in our state.

Reps. Pam Snyder and Brandon Neuman participate in a Capitol event June 23 to highlight advances and challenges in combatting the opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania. House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody is at the podium, flanked by the governor and House Republican leaders Mike Turzai and David Reed.

Reps. Pam Snyder and Brandon Neuman participate in a Capitol event June 23 to highlight advances and challenges in combatting the opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania. House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody is at the podium, flanked by the governor and House Republican leaders Mike Turzai and David Reed.



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Reps. Pam Snyder and Brandon Neuman participate in a Capitol event June 23 to highlight advances and challenges in combatting the opioid addiction crisis in Pennsylvania. House Democratic Leader Frank Dermody is at the podium, flanked by the governor and House Republican leaders Mike Turzai and David Reed.

State Reps. Pam Snyder and Timothy S. Mahoney meet with officials at SCI-Fayette, Fayette County’s 2,000-inmate. After a tour of the prison, the lawmakers announced that they will introduce legislation requiring each guard to carry a small canister of aerosol pepper spray. Snyder and Mahoney learned that in each four-person team assigned to guard a block of approximately 200 inmates, only one currently carries the spray, even though federal corrections officers are equipped with the spray.

State Reps. Pam Snyder and Timothy S. Mahoney meet with officials at SCI-Fayette, Fayette County’s 2,000-inmate. After a tour of the prison, the lawmakers announced that they will introduce legislation requiring each guard to carry a small canister of aerosol pepper spray. Snyder and Mahoney learned that in each four-person team assigned to guard a block of approximately 200 inmates, only one currently carries the spray, even though federal corrections officers are equipped with the spray.



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State Reps. Pam Snyder and Timothy S. Mahoney meet with officials at SCI-Fayette, Fayette County’s 2,000-inmate. After a tour of the prison, the lawmakers announced that they will introduce legislation requiring each guard to carry a small canister of aerosol pepper spray. Snyder and Mahoney learned that in each four-person team assigned to guard a block of approximately 200 inmates, only one currently carries the spray, even though federal corrections officers are equipped with the spray.

Rep. Pam Snyder stands in solidarity with striking members of the Communications Workers of America in Uniontown who are protesting Verizon policies regarding job security, closing call centers, sending call-center work to out-of-state or foreign contractors and mandating increased overtime. Joining them is state Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney, D-Fayette/Somerset.

Rep. Pam Snyder stands in solidarity with striking members of the Communications Workers of America in Uniontown who are protesting Verizon policies regarding job security, closing call centers, sending call-center work to out-of-state or foreign contractors and mandating increased overtime. Joining them is state Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney, D-Fayette/Somerset.



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Rep. Pam Snyder stands in solidarity with striking members of the Communications Workers of America in Uniontown who are protesting Verizon policies regarding job security, closing call centers, sending call-center work to out-of-state or foreign contractors and mandating increased overtime. Joining them is state Rep. Timothy S. Mahoney, D-Fayette/Somerset.

Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership, and students from the university visited my Capitol office in April.

Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership, and students from the university visited my Capitol office in April.



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Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, director of Waynesburg University’s Stover Center for Constitutional Studies and Moral Leadership, and students from the university visited my Capitol office in April.

Representative Snyder speaks at a Press Conference about the budget impasse.

Representative Snyder speaks at a Press Conference about the budget impasse.



Budget Impasse Press Conference-12-11-2015

Representative Snyder speaks at a Press Conference about the budget impasse.

Representative Snyder speaks at a press conference about opioip drugs.

Representative Snyder speaks at a press conference about opioip drugs.



Press conference on Opioid drugs-11-17-2015

Representative Snyder speaks at a press conference about opioip drugs.

Representative Snyder attended a press conference for recovery advocacy.

Representative Snyder attended a press conference for recovery advocacy.



Recovery Advocacy Day Press Conference-9-22-2015

Representative Snyder attended a press conference for recovery advocacy.

Representative Snyder with West Greene County FFA in the Capitol Rotunda.

Representative Snyder with West Greene County FFA in the Capitol Rotunda.



West Greene County FFA-1-12-2016

Representative Snyder with West Greene County FFA in the Capitol Rotunda.

Students from California University of Pennsylvania made a welcome visit to my Harrisburg office. Go Vulcans!

Students from California University of Pennsylvania made a welcome visit to my Harrisburg office. Go Vulcans!



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Students from California University of Pennsylvania made a welcome visit to my Harrisburg office. Go Vulcans!

Reps. Pam Snyder and Brandon Neuman welcome Gavin Teasdale, Jefferson-Morgan High School’s undefeated, state champion wrestler to the Capitol in June. Gavin won the 106-pound PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championship in Hershey in March, capping a 46-0 freshman season. Gavin also won sectionals, regionals and the WPIAL championship on his way to becoming Jefferson-Morgan’s first state champ in 20 years. He’s also been crowned champion at PowerADE, TriCADA and Eastern Area tournaments and competed in the 2015 Pan American Junior Freestyle Championship in Cuba.

Reps. Pam Snyder and Brandon Neuman welcome Gavin Teasdale, Jefferson-Morgan High School’s undefeated, state champion wrestler to the Capitol in June. Gavin won the 106-pound PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championship in Hershey in March, capping a 46-0 freshman season. Gavin also won sectionals, regionals and the WPIAL championship on his way to becoming Jefferson-Morgan’s first state champ in 20 years. He’s also been crowned champion at PowerADE, TriCADA and Eastern Area tournaments and competed in the 2015 Pan American Junior Freestyle Championship in Cuba.



House welcomes state wrestling champ from Jefferson-Morgan High School

Reps. Pam Snyder and Brandon Neuman welcome Gavin Teasdale, Jefferson-Morgan High School’s undefeated, state champion wrestler to the Capitol in June. Gavin won the 106-pound PIAA Class AA Individual Wrestling Championship in Hershey in March, capping a 46-0 freshman season. Gavin also won sectionals, regionals and the WPIAL championship on his way to becoming Jefferson-Morgan’s first state champ in 20 years. He’s also been crowned champion at PowerADE, TriCADA and Eastern Area tournaments and competed in the 2015 Pan American Junior Freestyle Championship in Cuba.

Rep. Pam Snyder participated in the 'Strikes and Spares for Hope and Healing' charity bowling event June 1 in the Capitol to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pennsylvania.  Sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania, the charity fund-raiser began in Philadelphia 40 years ago. Now, more than 350 such events are held around the world.

Rep. Pam Snyder participated in the "Strikes and Spares for Hope and Healing" charity bowling event June 1 in the Capitol to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania, the charity fund-raiser began in Philadelphia 40 years ago. Now, more than 350 such events are held around the world.



Strikes and Spares for Hope and Healing

Rep. Pam Snyder participated in the "Strikes and Spares for Hope and Healing" charity bowling event June 1 in the Capitol to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities in Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Bowling Proprietors Association of Pennsylvania, the charity fund-raiser began in Philadelphia 40 years ago. Now, more than 350 such events are held around the world.

Rep. Snyder conferred with local government representatives during the Legislative Reception during PSATS Annual Conference  in April in Hershey. Joining Rep. Snyder from left are: Shirl Barnhart, supervisor, Morgan Township, Greene County;  Dawn Horr, secretary-treasurer, Center Township, Greene County; and               Mickey Dikun, supervisor, Jefferson Township, Greene County.

Rep. Snyder conferred with local government representatives during the Legislative Reception during PSATS Annual Conference in April in Hershey. Joining Rep. Snyder from left are: Shirl Barnhart, supervisor, Morgan Township, Greene County; Dawn Horr, secretary-treasurer, Center Township, Greene County; and Mickey Dikun, supervisor, Jefferson Township, Greene County.



PSATS Annual Conference

Rep. Snyder conferred with local government representatives during the Legislative Reception during PSATS Annual Conference in April in Hershey. Joining Rep. Snyder from left are: Shirl Barnhart, supervisor, Morgan Township, Greene County; Dawn Horr, secretary-treasurer, Center Township, Greene County; and Mickey Dikun, supervisor, Jefferson Township, Greene County.

I was gratified by the excellent turnout for the document-shredding event May 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Although definitive numbers are not available yet, the recycler said the event, sponsored by my office and the Greene County Commissioners, saved trees, landfill space, water and electricity. Plus, residents were able to keep thousands of personal financial documents out of the hands of scam artists. My staff and I enjoyed ourselves immensely catching up with neighbors and friends.

I was gratified by the excellent turnout for the document-shredding event May 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Although definitive numbers are not available yet, the recycler said the event, sponsored by my office and the Greene County Commissioners, saved trees, landfill space, water and electricity. Plus, residents were able to keep thousands of personal financial documents out of the hands of scam artists. My staff and I enjoyed ourselves immensely catching up with neighbors and friends.



Shred event proves a success

I was gratified by the excellent turnout for the document-shredding event May 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Although definitive numbers are not available yet, the recycler said the event, sponsored by my office and the Greene County Commissioners, saved trees, landfill space, water and electricity. Plus, residents were able to keep thousands of personal financial documents out of the hands of scam artists. My staff and I enjoyed ourselves immensely catching up with neighbors and friends.

I was gratified by the excellent turnout for the document-shredding event May 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Although definitive numbers are not available yet, the recycler said the event, sponsored by my office and the Greene County Commissioners, saved trees, landfill space, water and electricity. Plus, residents were able to keep thousands of personal financial documents out of the hands of scam artists. My staff and I enjoyed ourselves immensely catching up with neighbors and friends.

I was gratified by the excellent turnout for the document-shredding event May 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Although definitive numbers are not available yet, the recycler said the event, sponsored by my office and the Greene County Commissioners, saved trees, landfill space, water and electricity. Plus, residents were able to keep thousands of personal financial documents out of the hands of scam artists. My staff and I enjoyed ourselves immensely catching up with neighbors and friends.



Shred event proves a success

I was gratified by the excellent turnout for the document-shredding event May 9 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Although definitive numbers are not available yet, the recycler said the event, sponsored by my office and the Greene County Commissioners, saved trees, landfill space, water and electricity. Plus, residents were able to keep thousands of personal financial documents out of the hands of scam artists. My staff and I enjoyed ourselves immensely catching up with neighbors and friends.

Gov. Tom Wolf congratulates Alyssa Gallagher, the reigning Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen, during festivities May 5 in the Capitol.

Gov. Tom Wolf congratulates Alyssa Gallagher, the reigning Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen, during festivities May 5 in the Capitol.



Alyssa Gallagher, the reigning Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen

Gov. Tom Wolf congratulates Alyssa Gallagher, the reigning Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen, during festivities May 5 in the Capitol.

I greet Shelby Boord of Carmichaels and her parents in the House chamber. Shelby, a senior majoring in biology/pre-medicine at Duquesne University, was participating in an Undergraduate Research at the Capitol poster conference on March 3. Shelby’s poster on “Exposure to stress hormones increases susceptibility to disease in an amphibian” was on display in the East Wing rotunda. Her effort certainly supported the conference’s goal of showing the importance of undergraduate research.

I greet Shelby Boord of Carmichaels and her parents in the House chamber. Shelby, a senior majoring in biology/pre-medicine at Duquesne University, was participating in an Undergraduate Research at the Capitol poster conference on March 3. Shelby’s poster on “Exposure to stress hormones increases susceptibility to disease in an amphibian” was on display in the East Wing rotunda. Her effort certainly supported the conference’s goal of showing the importance of undergraduate research.



Shelby Boord's Undergraduate Research at the Capitol

I greet Shelby Boord of Carmichaels and her parents in the House chamber. Shelby, a senior majoring in biology/pre-medicine at Duquesne University, was participating in an Undergraduate Research at the Capitol poster conference on March 3. Shelby’s poster on “Exposure to stress hormones increases susceptibility to disease in an amphibian” was on display in the East Wing rotunda. Her effort certainly supported the conference’s goal of showing the importance of undergraduate research.

I joined Rep. Bill Kortz in welcoming Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.

I joined Rep. Bill Kortz in welcoming Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.



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I joined Rep. Bill Kortz in welcoming Pre-K advocates to Harrisburg on March 2.

Gov. Tom Wolf outlined a very aggressive agenda during his March 3 budget address before the state House and Senate. The 2015-16 budget is due by July 1, 2015.

Gov. Tom Wolf outlined a very aggressive agenda during his March 3 budget address before the state House and Senate. The 2015-16 budget is due by July 1, 2015.



Gov. Wolf unveils budget plan

Gov. Tom Wolf outlined a very aggressive agenda during his March 3 budget address before the state House and Senate. The 2015-16 budget is due by July 1, 2015.

Coal industry and United Mine Workers of America officials join state Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Armstrong/Clarion,  Gov. Tom Corbett and me for the ceremonial signing of my House Bill 2354 into law. The measure -- now Act 175 of 2014 -- ensures that the plan to curb greenhouse gases that Pennsylvania submits to the EPA is crafted at least cost to commonwealth ratepayers and protects the reliability of electric supplies. The Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act took effect in October. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=6388>clicking here.</a>

Coal industry and United Mine Workers of America officials join state Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Armstrong/Clarion, Gov. Tom Corbett and me for the ceremonial signing of my House Bill 2354 into law. The measure -- now Act 175 of 2014 -- ensures that the plan to curb greenhouse gases that Pennsylvania submits to the EPA is crafted at least cost to commonwealth ratepayers and protects the reliability of electric supplies. The Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act took effect in October. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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Coal industry and United Mine Workers of America officials join state Rep. Donna Oberlander, R-Armstrong/Clarion, Gov. Tom Corbett and me for the ceremonial signing of my House Bill 2354 into law. The measure -- now Act 175 of 2014 -- ensures that the plan to curb greenhouse gases that Pennsylvania submits to the EPA is crafted at least cost to commonwealth ratepayers and protects the reliability of electric supplies. The Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act took effect in October. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

The 2014 Greene County Senior Expo featured another great turnout. Besides refreshments, snacks and door prizes, the expo offered health screenings, flu shots and information on state programs and services geared toward older adults. More images from the event can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=6364>clicking here.</a>

The 2014 Greene County Senior Expo featured another great turnout. Besides refreshments, snacks and door prizes, the expo offered health screenings, flu shots and information on state programs and services geared toward older adults. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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The 2014 Greene County Senior Expo featured another great turnout. Besides refreshments, snacks and door prizes, the expo offered health screenings, flu shots and information on state programs and services geared toward older adults. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

It was an honor and a privilege to dedicate a bridge in Greene County to honor the distinguished 36-year Army career of Lt. Col. Cephus Lee Roupe of Waynesburg. Joining me from left are state Sen. Tim Solobay, daughter Tawnya Stephenson, father and mother Donald and Carolyn Roupe, and his widow, Naomi Roupe. More images from the dedication can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=6354>clicking here.</a>

It was an honor and a privilege to dedicate a bridge in Greene County to honor the distinguished 36-year Army career of Lt. Col. Cephus Lee Roupe of Waynesburg. Joining me from left are state Sen. Tim Solobay, daughter Tawnya Stephenson, father and mother Donald and Carolyn Roupe, and his widow, Naomi Roupe. More images from the dedication can be seen by clicking here.



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It was an honor and a privilege to dedicate a bridge in Greene County to honor the distinguished 36-year Army career of Lt. Col. Cephus Lee Roupe of Waynesburg. Joining me from left are state Sen. Tim Solobay, daughter Tawnya Stephenson, father and mother Donald and Carolyn Roupe, and his widow, Naomi Roupe. More images from the dedication can be seen by clicking here.

As Democratic secretary of the House Labor & Industry Committee, I participated  in a hearing into House Bill 1890, which would update Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay law. The state’s Equal Pay law hasn’t been updated in more than 50 years, and in Pennsylvania women are paid on average 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. The hearing also centered on issues addressed in my House Bill 1984, which would prohibit employers from asking job applicants of any gender if they have children, plan to have children or are married.

As Democratic secretary of the House Labor & Industry Committee, I participated in a hearing into House Bill 1890, which would update Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay law. The state’s Equal Pay law hasn’t been updated in more than 50 years, and in Pennsylvania women are paid on average 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. The hearing also centered on issues addressed in my House Bill 1984, which would prohibit employers from asking job applicants of any gender if they have children, plan to have children or are married.



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As Democratic secretary of the House Labor & Industry Committee, I participated in a hearing into House Bill 1890, which would update Pennsylvania’s Equal Pay law. The state’s Equal Pay law hasn’t been updated in more than 50 years, and in Pennsylvania women are paid on average 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. The hearing also centered on issues addressed in my House Bill 1984, which would prohibit employers from asking job applicants of any gender if they have children, plan to have children or are married.

I applaud the start of remediation of the monstrous, 77-acre coal waste pile in Mather seen behind me. A $1.6 million contract has been awarded to grade and compact the site, which then will be covered with two feet of silt from Duke Lake, which was drawn down almost 10 years ago. More images from the ceremony can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5322>clicking here.</a>

I applaud the start of remediation of the monstrous, 77-acre coal waste pile in Mather seen behind me. A $1.6 million contract has been awarded to grade and compact the site, which then will be covered with two feet of silt from Duke Lake, which was drawn down almost 10 years ago. More images from the ceremony can be seen by clicking here.



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I applaud the start of remediation of the monstrous, 77-acre coal waste pile in Mather seen behind me. A $1.6 million contract has been awarded to grade and compact the site, which then will be covered with two feet of silt from Duke Lake, which was drawn down almost 10 years ago. More images from the ceremony can be seen by clicking here.

Law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and West Virginia turned out for the dedication of the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange on Interstate 79 in Mount Morris. Sen. Tim Solobay and I sponsored legislation naming the interchange in his honor and we were honored to host Sgt. May’s parents, Frank and Catherine, along with his brother Frankie, for the ceremony.

Law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and West Virginia turned out for the dedication of the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange on Interstate 79 in Mount Morris. Sen. Tim Solobay and I sponsored legislation naming the interchange in his honor and we were honored to host Sgt. May’s parents, Frank and Catherine, along with his brother Frankie, for the ceremony.



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Law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and West Virginia turned out for the dedication of the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange on Interstate 79 in Mount Morris. Sen. Tim Solobay and I sponsored legislation naming the interchange in his honor and we were honored to host Sgt. May’s parents, Frank and Catherine, along with his brother Frankie, for the ceremony.

Law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and West Virginia turned out for the dedication of the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange on Interstate 79 in Mount Morris. Sen. Tim Solobay and I sponsored legislation naming the interchange in his honor and we were honored to host Sgt. May’s parents, Frank and Catherine, along with his brother Frankie, for the ceremony.

Law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and West Virginia turned out for the dedication of the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange on Interstate 79 in Mount Morris. Sen. Tim Solobay and I sponsored legislation naming the interchange in his honor and we were honored to host Sgt. May’s parents, Frank and Catherine, along with his brother Frankie, for the ceremony.



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Law enforcement officers from Pennsylvania and West Virginia turned out for the dedication of the Sgt. Michael Todd May Interchange on Interstate 79 in Mount Morris. Sen. Tim Solobay and I sponsored legislation naming the interchange in his honor and we were honored to host Sgt. May’s parents, Frank and Catherine, along with his brother Frankie, for the ceremony.

While only a few raindrops fell on July 29, it was enough to officially declare that it rained on Rain Day in Waynesburg for the 115th time out of the last 140 years. My staff and I  would not have missed it. Flanking me at left are Dave Coder, Dana Slavic and Ryan Belski, while Casey Cole and Rachel Greenlee are seen at the right.

While only a few raindrops fell on July 29, it was enough to officially declare that it rained on Rain Day in Waynesburg for the 115th time out of the last 140 years. My staff and I would not have missed it. Flanking me at left are Dave Coder, Dana Slavic and Ryan Belski, while Casey Cole and Rachel Greenlee are seen at the right.



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While only a few raindrops fell on July 29, it was enough to officially declare that it rained on Rain Day in Waynesburg for the 115th time out of the last 140 years. My staff and I would not have missed it. Flanking me at left are Dave Coder, Dana Slavic and Ryan Belski, while Casey Cole and Rachel Greenlee are seen at the right.

State Rep. Brandon Neuman and I joined thousands of workers from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio in Pittsburgh to urge the EPA to implement reasonable and affordable pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally proceeded two days of hearings in Pittsburgh regarding the federal plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent by 2030. My HB 2354 would develop emission curbs at least cost to Pennsylvania ratepayers and protect the 63,000 men and women in Pennsylvania who work in jobs supported by the coal industry. More images from the rally can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5316>clicking here.</a>

State Rep. Brandon Neuman and I joined thousands of workers from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio in Pittsburgh to urge the EPA to implement reasonable and affordable pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally proceeded two days of hearings in Pittsburgh regarding the federal plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent by 2030. My HB 2354 would develop emission curbs at least cost to Pennsylvania ratepayers and protect the 63,000 men and women in Pennsylvania who work in jobs supported by the coal industry. More images from the rally can be seen by clicking here.



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State Rep. Brandon Neuman and I joined thousands of workers from Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio in Pittsburgh to urge the EPA to implement reasonable and affordable pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants. The rally proceeded two days of hearings in Pittsburgh regarding the federal plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent by 2030. My HB 2354 would develop emission curbs at least cost to Pennsylvania ratepayers and protect the 63,000 men and women in Pennsylvania who work in jobs supported by the coal industry. More images from the rally can be seen by clicking here.

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I congratulate retired Lt. Gen. William M. Keys, at the dedication of the bridge carrying Route 88 over Ten Mile Creek in his honor. The Fredericktown native served in the Marines for more than three decades. The bridge will forever be named the Lieutenant General William M. Keys Bridge in recognition of his service and bravery. More images from the dedication can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5312>clicking here.</a>

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I congratulate retired Lt. Gen. William M. Keys, at the dedication of the bridge carrying Route 88 over Ten Mile Creek in his honor. The Fredericktown native served in the Marines for more than three decades. The bridge will forever be named the Lieutenant General William M. Keys Bridge in recognition of his service and bravery. More images from the dedication can be seen by clicking here.



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State Sen. Tim Solobay and I congratulate retired Lt. Gen. William M. Keys, at the dedication of the bridge carrying Route 88 over Ten Mile Creek in his honor. The Fredericktown native served in the Marines for more than three decades. The bridge will forever be named the Lieutenant General William M. Keys Bridge in recognition of his service and bravery. More images from the dedication can be seen by clicking here.

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I present House and Senate citations to Trystan Weir, a junior firefighter and certified emergency medical technician with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department. Trystan recently took first place at the 2014 Pennsylvania SkillsUSA State Competition in the firefighting category. Joining Sen. Solobay and I for the citation presentation are instructor Adam Wilkinson, and Samantha Larrick, safety specialist for CONSOL Energy.

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I present House and Senate citations to Trystan Weir, a junior firefighter and certified emergency medical technician with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department. Trystan recently took first place at the 2014 Pennsylvania SkillsUSA State Competition in the firefighting category. Joining Sen. Solobay and I for the citation presentation are instructor Adam Wilkinson, and Samantha Larrick, safety specialist for CONSOL Energy.



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State Sen. Tim Solobay and I present House and Senate citations to Trystan Weir, a junior firefighter and certified emergency medical technician with the Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department. Trystan recently took first place at the 2014 Pennsylvania SkillsUSA State Competition in the firefighting category. Joining Sen. Solobay and I for the citation presentation are instructor Adam Wilkinson, and Samantha Larrick, safety specialist for CONSOL Energy.

I was honored to speak at the annual rally of The Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education -- ABATE -- in the Capitol rotunda. ABATE's message to motorcyclists -- “Get trained, get licensed, and get legal” -- is paying off. Motorcycle collisions and fatalities decreased significantly in 2013.

I was honored to speak at the annual rally of The Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education -- ABATE -- in the Capitol rotunda. ABATE's message to motorcyclists -- “Get trained, get licensed, and get legal” -- is paying off. Motorcycle collisions and fatalities decreased significantly in 2013.



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I was honored to speak at the annual rally of The Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education -- ABATE -- in the Capitol rotunda. ABATE's message to motorcyclists -- “Get trained, get licensed, and get legal” -- is paying off. Motorcycle collisions and fatalities decreased significantly in 2013.

I helped sponsor a distracted driving event at Bethlehem-Center High School, which featured a texting-and-driving simulator. “It Can Wait” is the theme for campaign about the dangers of texting and driving, and Jim Penna of AT & T provided the instruction. More than 70 percent of teens and young people report texting or sending social media messages while driving. More images from the event are available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5273> clicking here.</a>

I helped sponsor a distracted driving event at Bethlehem-Center High School, which featured a texting-and-driving simulator. “It Can Wait” is the theme for campaign about the dangers of texting and driving, and Jim Penna of AT & T provided the instruction. More than 70 percent of teens and young people report texting or sending social media messages while driving. More images from the event are available by clicking here.



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I helped sponsor a distracted driving event at Bethlehem-Center High School, which featured a texting-and-driving simulator. “It Can Wait” is the theme for campaign about the dangers of texting and driving, and Jim Penna of AT & T provided the instruction. More than 70 percent of teens and young people report texting or sending social media messages while driving. More images from the event are available by clicking here.

I helped sponsor a distracted driving event at Bethlehem-Center High School, which featured a texting-and-driving simulator. “It Can Wait” is the theme for the campaign about the dangers of texting and driving, and Jim Penna of AT & T provided the instruction. More than 70 percent of teens and young people report texting or sending social media messages while driving. More images from the event are available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5273> clicking here.</a>

I helped sponsor a distracted driving event at Bethlehem-Center High School, which featured a texting-and-driving simulator. “It Can Wait” is the theme for the campaign about the dangers of texting and driving, and Jim Penna of AT & T provided the instruction. More than 70 percent of teens and young people report texting or sending social media messages while driving. More images from the event are available by clicking here.



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I helped sponsor a distracted driving event at Bethlehem-Center High School, which featured a texting-and-driving simulator. “It Can Wait” is the theme for the campaign about the dangers of texting and driving, and Jim Penna of AT & T provided the instruction. More than 70 percent of teens and young people report texting or sending social media messages while driving. More images from the event are available by clicking here.

Last week I won unanimous support for my House Resolution 816, which recognizes May 11-17 as National Hospital Week in Pennsylvania. This week, I visited Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg to celebrate not only Hospital Week but also national EMS and Nurses Week. The contributions of our health care providers are truly exceptional! More images from the visit can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5271>>clicking here.</a>

Last week I won unanimous support for my House Resolution 816, which recognizes May 11-17 as National Hospital Week in Pennsylvania. This week, I visited Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg to celebrate not only Hospital Week but also national EMS and Nurses Week. The contributions of our health care providers are truly exceptional! More images from the visit can be seen by >clicking here.



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Last week I won unanimous support for my House Resolution 816, which recognizes May 11-17 as National Hospital Week in Pennsylvania. This week, I visited Southwest Regional Medical Center in Waynesburg to celebrate not only Hospital Week but also national EMS and Nurses Week. The contributions of our health care providers are truly exceptional! More images from the visit can be seen by >clicking here.

I present a citation to Deny Walk of Clarksville, a member of the Greene County chapters of ABATE – the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education -- and Pride MC. The citation honors his efforts in promoting biker rights. This year, the ABATE legislative rally is scheduled for noon, Monday, June 2, at the state Capitol.

I present a citation to Deny Walk of Clarksville, a member of the Greene County chapters of ABATE – the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education -- and Pride MC. The citation honors his efforts in promoting biker rights. This year, the ABATE legislative rally is scheduled for noon, Monday, June 2, at the state Capitol.



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I present a citation to Deny Walk of Clarksville, a member of the Greene County chapters of ABATE – the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education -- and Pride MC. The citation honors his efforts in promoting biker rights. This year, the ABATE legislative rally is scheduled for noon, Monday, June 2, at the state Capitol.

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I welcome  Peebles to the Widewaters Commons shopping complex outside Waynesburg. The department story is employing 25 people at the Greene County outlet.

State Sen. Tim Solobay and I welcome Peebles to the Widewaters Commons shopping complex outside Waynesburg. The department story is employing 25 people at the Greene County outlet.



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State Sen. Tim Solobay and I welcome Peebles to the Widewaters Commons shopping complex outside Waynesburg. The department story is employing 25 people at the Greene County outlet.

It's always a treat to spend time with young students. Here, I gather with Masontown Head Start pupils after we shared a book.

It's always a treat to spend time with young students. Here, I gather with Masontown Head Start pupils after we shared a book.



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It's always a treat to spend time with young students. Here, I gather with Masontown Head Start pupils after we shared a book.

I discuss the potential of natural gas fueling stations with DEP officials outside the Greene County Fairgrounds. The DEP and the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities sponsored an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshop on Earth Day at the fairgrounds.

I discuss the potential of natural gas fueling stations with DEP officials outside the Greene County Fairgrounds. The DEP and the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities sponsored an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshop on Earth Day at the fairgrounds.



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I discuss the potential of natural gas fueling stations with DEP officials outside the Greene County Fairgrounds. The DEP and the Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities sponsored an Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant workshop on Earth Day at the fairgrounds.

I help introduce rainbow and brown trout to their new home in Whiteley Creek. The outdoor adventure happened appropriately on Earth Day.

I help introduce rainbow and brown trout to their new home in Whiteley Creek. The outdoor adventure happened appropriately on Earth Day.



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I help introduce rainbow and brown trout to their new home in Whiteley Creek. The outdoor adventure happened appropriately on Earth Day.

House Speaker Sam Smith and state Rep. Deberah Kula join me in welcoming 2013 Bituminous Coal Queen Marina Stefano to the state House of Representatives, where she was presented a citation for winning the pageant held in August in Carmichaels. More images from the visit can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5239>clicking here.</a>

House Speaker Sam Smith and state Rep. Deberah Kula join me in welcoming 2013 Bituminous Coal Queen Marina Stefano to the state House of Representatives, where she was presented a citation for winning the pageant held in August in Carmichaels. More images from the visit can be seen by clicking here.



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House Speaker Sam Smith and state Rep. Deberah Kula join me in welcoming 2013 Bituminous Coal Queen Marina Stefano to the state House of Representatives, where she was presented a citation for winning the pageant held in August in Carmichaels. More images from the visit can be seen by clicking here.

College Lobbying Day at the Capitol provided a welcome opportunity to meet with officials and students from Waynesburg University. From left are Heidi Szuminsky, director of donor & alumni relations; Doug Lee, president of Waynesburg University, and his wife, Kathy Lee; and students Nika Anschuetz, Molly Winters and Parker Kantos. More images from College Lobby Day are available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5233>clicking here.</a>

College Lobbying Day at the Capitol provided a welcome opportunity to meet with officials and students from Waynesburg University. From left are Heidi Szuminsky, director of donor & alumni relations; Doug Lee, president of Waynesburg University, and his wife, Kathy Lee; and students Nika Anschuetz, Molly Winters and Parker Kantos. More images from College Lobby Day are available by clicking here.



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College Lobbying Day at the Capitol provided a welcome opportunity to meet with officials and students from Waynesburg University. From left are Heidi Szuminsky, director of donor & alumni relations; Doug Lee, president of Waynesburg University, and his wife, Kathy Lee; and students Nika Anschuetz, Molly Winters and Parker Kantos. More images from College Lobby Day are available by clicking here.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Luncheon provided ample opportunities for networking and dialog on the issues. Here, state Sen. Richard Kasunic, left, and I confer with the chamber's Greg Parsons. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5218>clicking here.</a>

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Luncheon provided ample opportunities for networking and dialog on the issues. Here, state Sen. Richard Kasunic, left, and I confer with the chamber's Greg Parsons. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce's annual Legislative Luncheon provided ample opportunities for networking and dialog on the issues. Here, state Sen. Richard Kasunic, left, and I confer with the chamber's Greg Parsons. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

As part of the Read Across America program, I visited Springhill Elementary School in the West Greene School District. The children's books had the pupils' rapt attention as well as mine!

As part of the Read Across America program, I visited Springhill Elementary School in the West Greene School District. The children's books had the pupils' rapt attention as well as mine!



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As part of the Read Across America program, I visited Springhill Elementary School in the West Greene School District. The children's books had the pupils' rapt attention as well as mine!

It was a thrill to participate in Read Across America Day March 3 and share Dr. Seuss stories with the pupils at Carmichaels Elementary School. Reading rocks!

It was a thrill to participate in Read Across America Day March 3 and share Dr. Seuss stories with the pupils at Carmichaels Elementary School. Reading rocks!



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It was a thrill to participate in Read Across America Day March 3 and share Dr. Seuss stories with the pupils at Carmichaels Elementary School. Reading rocks!

Chuck Baily, a local businessman and community activist, and I discuss the Beating the Odds Foundation’s assembly at the Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in the Central Greene School District. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier shared his story of “beating the odds” and introduced his program, 'Quarterbacks of Life -- Student Success and Leadership Program.' More images from the assembly can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5210>clicking here.</a>

Chuck Baily, a local businessman and community activist, and I discuss the Beating the Odds Foundation’s assembly at the Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in the Central Greene School District. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier shared his story of “beating the odds” and introduced his program, "Quarterbacks of Life -- Student Success and Leadership Program." More images from the assembly can be seen by clicking here.



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Chuck Baily, a local businessman and community activist, and I discuss the Beating the Odds Foundation’s assembly at the Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in the Central Greene School District. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier shared his story of “beating the odds” and introduced his program, "Quarterbacks of Life -- Student Success and Leadership Program." More images from the assembly can be seen by clicking here.

Chuck Baily, a local businessman and community activist, and I discuss the Beating the Odds Foundation’s assembly at the Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in the Central Greene School District. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier shared his story of “beating the odds” and introduced his program, 'Quarterbacks of Life -- Student Success and Leadership Program.' More images from the assembly can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5210>clicking here.</a>

Chuck Baily, a local businessman and community activist, and I discuss the Beating the Odds Foundation’s assembly at the Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in the Central Greene School District. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier shared his story of “beating the odds” and introduced his program, "Quarterbacks of Life -- Student Success and Leadership Program." More images from the assembly can be seen by clicking here.



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Chuck Baily, a local businessman and community activist, and I discuss the Beating the Odds Foundation’s assembly at the Margaret Bell Miller Middle School in the Central Greene School District. Former Pittsburgh Steeler Rocky Bleier shared his story of “beating the odds” and introduced his program, "Quarterbacks of Life -- Student Success and Leadership Program." More images from the assembly can be seen by clicking here.

It was an honor to speak before the Grade 8 civics class at Southeastern Greene High School. We covered many topics, and the input and dialogue was invigorating.

It was an honor to speak before the Grade 8 civics class at Southeastern Greene High School. We covered many topics, and the input and dialogue was invigorating.



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It was an honor to speak before the Grade 8 civics class at Southeastern Greene High School. We covered many topics, and the input and dialogue was invigorating.

It was an eye-opening experience sharing with Brownsville High School drivers’ education students the consequences of texting while driving. I was eager to join AT&T to sponsor the 'It Can Wait' campaign at the school. More pictures from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5206>clicking here.</a>

It was an eye-opening experience sharing with Brownsville High School drivers’ education students the consequences of texting while driving. I was eager to join AT&T to sponsor the "It Can Wait" campaign at the school. More pictures from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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It was an eye-opening experience sharing with Brownsville High School drivers’ education students the consequences of texting while driving. I was eager to join AT&T to sponsor the "It Can Wait" campaign at the school. More pictures from the event can be seen by clicking here.

It was an honor to participate in the annual Legislative Luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington County. A variety of topics were covered -- including school funding, voting laws and redistricting maps -- at the event held at the Springhill Suites Hotel in Washington, Pa.

It was an honor to participate in the annual Legislative Luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington County. A variety of topics were covered -- including school funding, voting laws and redistricting maps -- at the event held at the Springhill Suites Hotel in Washington, Pa.



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It was an honor to participate in the annual Legislative Luncheon sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Washington County. A variety of topics were covered -- including school funding, voting laws and redistricting maps -- at the event held at the Springhill Suites Hotel in Washington, Pa.

Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=5201>clicking here</a>

Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here



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Workers from across the commonwealth joined lawmakers for a rally in the Capitol against legislation that would strip workers’ rights. I was proud to stand up for workers and against House Bill 1507 and Senate Bill 1034. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here

It was an honor to participate in the VIP Dairy Showmanship Contest at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Fortunately, I was ably assisted by Stephanie Stahl of Somerset County, who is an experienced Farm Show exhibitor and active in 4-H and FFA. The contest was coordinated by the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn Ag Industries Association and spotlights the significant role the dairy industry plays in Pennsylvania, being home to more than 7,000 dairy farms. More images from the contest can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=4191> clicking here.</a>

It was an honor to participate in the VIP Dairy Showmanship Contest at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Fortunately, I was ably assisted by Stephanie Stahl of Somerset County, who is an experienced Farm Show exhibitor and active in 4-H and FFA. The contest was coordinated by the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn Ag Industries Association and spotlights the significant role the dairy industry plays in Pennsylvania, being home to more than 7,000 dairy farms. More images from the contest can be seen by clicking here.



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It was an honor to participate in the VIP Dairy Showmanship Contest at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show. Fortunately, I was ably assisted by Stephanie Stahl of Somerset County, who is an experienced Farm Show exhibitor and active in 4-H and FFA. The contest was coordinated by the Pennsylvania Center for Dairy Excellence and Penn Ag Industries Association and spotlights the significant role the dairy industry plays in Pennsylvania, being home to more than 7,000 dairy farms. More images from the contest can be seen by clicking here.

The Greene County Airport received a major financial boost with an $800,000 infrastructure grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Federal Highway Administration. I was proud to join with the Greene County commissioners, state Sen. Tim Solobay, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy and other local officials for the check presentation. The grant will finance needed road improvements that will bolster the airport and the Airport Business Park. Commercial projects at the business park are gaining steam, and the state Department of Community and Economic Development helped the effort with a grant in November.

The Greene County Airport received a major financial boost with an $800,000 infrastructure grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Federal Highway Administration. I was proud to join with the Greene County commissioners, state Sen. Tim Solobay, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy and other local officials for the check presentation. The grant will finance needed road improvements that will bolster the airport and the Airport Business Park. Commercial projects at the business park are gaining steam, and the state Department of Community and Economic Development helped the effort with a grant in November.



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The Greene County Airport received a major financial boost with an $800,000 infrastructure grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the Federal Highway Administration. I was proud to join with the Greene County commissioners, state Sen. Tim Solobay, U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy and other local officials for the check presentation. The grant will finance needed road improvements that will bolster the airport and the Airport Business Park. Commercial projects at the business park are gaining steam, and the state Department of Community and Economic Development helped the effort with a grant in November.

I was joined by the Greene County Commissioners and local dignitaries for a ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion and rehabilitation project underway at Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation in Waynesburg.

I was joined by the Greene County Commissioners and local dignitaries for a ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion and rehabilitation project underway at Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation in Waynesburg.



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I was joined by the Greene County Commissioners and local dignitaries for a ground-breaking ceremony for the expansion and rehabilitation project underway at Rolling Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation in Waynesburg.

Job creation and economic development were the focus of the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing that I attended in Erie County. The session featured testimony from economic development experts. Here, state Rep. Marc Gergely, D-Allegheny, and I consider the remarks of one of the testifiers. More images from the hearing can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=4150> clicking here.</a>

Job creation and economic development were the focus of the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing that I attended in Erie County. The session featured testimony from economic development experts. Here, state Rep. Marc Gergely, D-Allegheny, and I consider the remarks of one of the testifiers. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here.



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Job creation and economic development were the focus of the House Democratic Policy Committee hearing that I attended in Erie County. The session featured testimony from economic development experts. Here, state Rep. Marc Gergely, D-Allegheny, and I consider the remarks of one of the testifiers. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here.

It was a delight to introduce the 2013 Greene County Fair Queen, Chelsey Wilson of Waynesburg, around the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Joining us is Chelsey’s mother, Amy. More images from the visit can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=3136> clicking here.</a>

It was a delight to introduce the 2013 Greene County Fair Queen, Chelsey Wilson of Waynesburg, around the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Joining us is Chelsey’s mother, Amy. More images from the visit can be seen by clicking here.



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It was a delight to introduce the 2013 Greene County Fair Queen, Chelsey Wilson of Waynesburg, around the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Joining us is Chelsey’s mother, Amy. More images from the visit can be seen by clicking here.

I was warmed by the many old friends and familiar faces at the Greene County Association of Township Officials Fall Convention. Another image from the convention is available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=3134> clicking here.</a>

I was warmed by the many old friends and familiar faces at the Greene County Association of Township Officials Fall Convention. Another image from the convention is available by clicking here.



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I was warmed by the many old friends and familiar faces at the Greene County Association of Township Officials Fall Convention. Another image from the convention is available by clicking here.

The Greene County Senior Expo 2013 was a resounding success and I was happy to be one of the sponsors. Besides a wealth of information about state programs, flu shots, prizes and health screenings, the expo was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1120>clicking here</a>

The Greene County Senior Expo 2013 was a resounding success and I was happy to be one of the sponsors. Besides a wealth of information about state programs, flu shots, prizes and health screenings, the expo was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here



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The Greene County Senior Expo 2013 was a resounding success and I was happy to be one of the sponsors. Besides a wealth of information about state programs, flu shots, prizes and health screenings, the expo was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here

The House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Jefferson included many frank discussions regarding energy policies and the looming shutdowns of the Hatfield's Ferry and Mitchell power stations in Greene and Washington counties, respectively. More images from the hearing can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/index.asp?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1094>clicking here</a>

The House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Jefferson included many frank discussions regarding energy policies and the looming shutdowns of the Hatfield's Ferry and Mitchell power stations in Greene and Washington counties, respectively. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here



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The House Democratic Policy Committee hearing in Jefferson included many frank discussions regarding energy policies and the looming shutdowns of the Hatfield's Ferry and Mitchell power stations in Greene and Washington counties, respectively. More images from the hearing can be seen by clicking here

I help cut a special birthday cake commemorating the 25th Annual Senior Expo at Washington Crown Center mall. The event, introduced by Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Inc. and former state Rep. Leo Trich in 1988, is now a combined effort by local and state officials. More than 100 local, state and federal agencies along with area businesses attended to provide information on products and services geared toward older adults. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1091>clicking here.</a>

I help cut a special birthday cake commemorating the 25th Annual Senior Expo at Washington Crown Center mall. The event, introduced by Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Inc. and former state Rep. Leo Trich in 1988, is now a combined effort by local and state officials. More than 100 local, state and federal agencies along with area businesses attended to provide information on products and services geared toward older adults. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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I help cut a special birthday cake commemorating the 25th Annual Senior Expo at Washington Crown Center mall. The event, introduced by Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging Inc. and former state Rep. Leo Trich in 1988, is now a combined effort by local and state officials. More than 100 local, state and federal agencies along with area businesses attended to provide information on products and services geared toward older adults. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

I take the helm of a barge in the Monongahela River -- Pennsylvania's river of the year! -- in Greene County. My river sojourn was part of a state House Coal Caucus visit to the region. More images from the visit by the bipartisan Coal Caucus are available by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1086>clicking here.</a>

I take the helm of a barge in the Monongahela River -- Pennsylvania's river of the year! -- in Greene County. My river sojourn was part of a state House Coal Caucus visit to the region. More images from the visit by the bipartisan Coal Caucus are available by clicking here.



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I take the helm of a barge in the Monongahela River -- Pennsylvania's river of the year! -- in Greene County. My river sojourn was part of a state House Coal Caucus visit to the region. More images from the visit by the bipartisan Coal Caucus are available by clicking here.

I greet members of the Carmichaels American Legion during Carmichaels’ 9/11 Remembrance held annually in the town square. It was an honor to speak at the solemn event and recall the sacrifices endured then and now as our country stepped forward to say in a voice not divided by creed, color or class that freedom will not perish. More images from the event  by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1081>clicking here.</a>

I greet members of the Carmichaels American Legion during Carmichaels’ 9/11 Remembrance held annually in the town square. It was an honor to speak at the solemn event and recall the sacrifices endured then and now as our country stepped forward to say in a voice not divided by creed, color or class that freedom will not perish. More images from the event by clicking here.



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I greet members of the Carmichaels American Legion during Carmichaels’ 9/11 Remembrance held annually in the town square. It was an honor to speak at the solemn event and recall the sacrifices endured then and now as our country stepped forward to say in a voice not divided by creed, color or class that freedom will not perish. More images from the event by clicking here.

It was most gratifying to break ground on new hangars at the Greene County Airport in Waynesburg. The project, the first phase of a business development project at the airport, has been five years in the making. The 20,449-square-foot pre-engineered T-hangar will house 10 leasable airplane hangars, storage and maintenance space and a pilots’ community room. The new building will be located on the eastern side of the airport property and is expected to be completed in May 2014. Another image is available by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1077> clicking here.</a>

It was most gratifying to break ground on new hangars at the Greene County Airport in Waynesburg. The project, the first phase of a business development project at the airport, has been five years in the making. The 20,449-square-foot pre-engineered T-hangar will house 10 leasable airplane hangars, storage and maintenance space and a pilots’ community room. The new building will be located on the eastern side of the airport property and is expected to be completed in May 2014. Another image is available by clicking here.



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It was most gratifying to break ground on new hangars at the Greene County Airport in Waynesburg. The project, the first phase of a business development project at the airport, has been five years in the making. The 20,449-square-foot pre-engineered T-hangar will house 10 leasable airplane hangars, storage and maintenance space and a pilots’ community room. The new building will be located on the eastern side of the airport property and is expected to be completed in May 2014. Another image is available by clicking here.

Ryan Nichol, chief of the Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Company, greets Rep. Snyder during the company’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Ryan Nichol, chief of the Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Company, greets Rep. Snyder during the company’s 75th anniversary celebration.



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Ryan Nichol, chief of the Luzerne Township Volunteer Fire Company, greets Rep. Snyder during the company’s 75th anniversary celebration.

Although you couldn’t tell from this picture of me with Waynesburg's 2013 Rain Day Queen, Stephanie Mitchell of Carmichaels, a few drops of rain were recorded on Rain Day in Waynesburg, making it the 114th out of the last 139 years that it has rained in Waynesburg on July 29. Another image from the event is available by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1047> clicking here.</a>

Although you couldn’t tell from this picture of me with Waynesburg's 2013 Rain Day Queen, Stephanie Mitchell of Carmichaels, a few drops of rain were recorded on Rain Day in Waynesburg, making it the 114th out of the last 139 years that it has rained in Waynesburg on July 29. Another image from the event is available by clicking here.



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Although you couldn’t tell from this picture of me with Waynesburg's 2013 Rain Day Queen, Stephanie Mitchell of Carmichaels, a few drops of rain were recorded on Rain Day in Waynesburg, making it the 114th out of the last 139 years that it has rained in Waynesburg on July 29. Another image from the event is available by clicking here.

Stephanie Mitchell of Carmichaels begins her reign as Waynesburg's 2013 Rain Day Queen. A few drops of rain were recorded, making it the 114th year out of the last 139 years that it has rained in Waynesburg on July 29. Another image from the Rain Day festivities is available by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1047> clicking here</a>

Stephanie Mitchell of Carmichaels begins her reign as Waynesburg's 2013 Rain Day Queen. A few drops of rain were recorded, making it the 114th year out of the last 139 years that it has rained in Waynesburg on July 29. Another image from the Rain Day festivities is available by clicking here



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Stephanie Mitchell of Carmichaels begins her reign as Waynesburg's 2013 Rain Day Queen. A few drops of rain were recorded, making it the 114th year out of the last 139 years that it has rained in Waynesburg on July 29. Another image from the Rain Day festivities is available by clicking here

I’m joined by Andy Sinclair, who works at the Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station and lives next door to the plant, at the rally to oppose FirstEnergy’s plans to close the plant and another in Washington County by Oct. 9. Hundreds of local jobs are at stake, and roughly 200 workers showed up at Mr. Sinclair’s home to protest the planned shutdown. Another image of the rally can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1046> clicking here.</a>

I’m joined by Andy Sinclair, who works at the Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station and lives next door to the plant, at the rally to oppose FirstEnergy’s plans to close the plant and another in Washington County by Oct. 9. Hundreds of local jobs are at stake, and roughly 200 workers showed up at Mr. Sinclair’s home to protest the planned shutdown. Another image of the rally can be seen by clicking here.



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I’m joined by Andy Sinclair, who works at the Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station and lives next door to the plant, at the rally to oppose FirstEnergy’s plans to close the plant and another in Washington County by Oct. 9. Hundreds of local jobs are at stake, and roughly 200 workers showed up at Mr. Sinclair’s home to protest the planned shutdown. Another image of the rally can be seen by clicking here.

State lawmakers from the region gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The Meadows is one of the leading contributors to the local economy and tax base. I'm  flanked by Rep. Harry Readshaw, left, and Rep. Brandon Neuman and his wife, Carrie. More images from the event can be seen by <a href=http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1037> clicking here.</a>

State lawmakers from the region gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The Meadows is one of the leading contributors to the local economy and tax base. I'm flanked by Rep. Harry Readshaw, left, and Rep. Brandon Neuman and his wife, Carrie. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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State lawmakers from the region gathered recently to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Meadows Racetrack and Casino. The Meadows is one of the leading contributors to the local economy and tax base. I'm flanked by Rep. Harry Readshaw, left, and Rep. Brandon Neuman and his wife, Carrie. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

FirstEnergy stepped up in a big way to support Masontown Matters as it launches an innovative Incubator Services for graduates of the Fayette County Vocational Technical School. I’m joined by Joe Podolinski, an Incubator Services board member, as Diane Holder, FirstEnergy/West Penn Power area manager, presents one of two checks totaling $5,000 to George A. Franks Jr., manager of Incubator Services. The incubator is designed to allow future plumbers, electricians, beauticians and graphic artists to share a central site at 102 S. Main St. in Masontown where the young entrepreneurs can get a head start by keeping first-year overhead at a minimum and provide them a secretary who would serve as the central contact. After a year, the businesses would relocate into the community and room at the incubator would be made for a fresh crop of graduates. More images from the event can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=1029>clicking here. </a>

FirstEnergy stepped up in a big way to support Masontown Matters as it launches an innovative Incubator Services for graduates of the Fayette County Vocational Technical School. I’m joined by Joe Podolinski, an Incubator Services board member, as Diane Holder, FirstEnergy/West Penn Power area manager, presents one of two checks totaling $5,000 to George A. Franks Jr., manager of Incubator Services. The incubator is designed to allow future plumbers, electricians, beauticians and graphic artists to share a central site at 102 S. Main St. in Masontown where the young entrepreneurs can get a head start by keeping first-year overhead at a minimum and provide them a secretary who would serve as the central contact. After a year, the businesses would relocate into the community and room at the incubator would be made for a fresh crop of graduates. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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FirstEnergy stepped up in a big way to support Masontown Matters as it launches an innovative Incubator Services for graduates of the Fayette County Vocational Technical School. I’m joined by Joe Podolinski, an Incubator Services board member, as Diane Holder, FirstEnergy/West Penn Power area manager, presents one of two checks totaling $5,000 to George A. Franks Jr., manager of Incubator Services. The incubator is designed to allow future plumbers, electricians, beauticians and graphic artists to share a central site at 102 S. Main St. in Masontown where the young entrepreneurs can get a head start by keeping first-year overhead at a minimum and provide them a secretary who would serve as the central contact. After a year, the businesses would relocate into the community and room at the incubator would be made for a fresh crop of graduates. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

It's a banner day when you can join members of the American Legion in Waynesburg to celebrate Flag Day. As I noted in my remarks during the celebration, we call it Old Glory, but it keeps us new, fresh and energized.

It's a banner day when you can join members of the American Legion in Waynesburg to celebrate Flag Day. As I noted in my remarks during the celebration, we call it Old Glory, but it keeps us new, fresh and energized.



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It's a banner day when you can join members of the American Legion in Waynesburg to celebrate Flag Day. As I noted in my remarks during the celebration, we call it Old Glory, but it keeps us new, fresh and energized.

Jack Lawver, Brownsville Borough Council president, and I discussed legislative and district matters and issues during a visit to my office in the state Capitol. Local concerns are a priority as the legislature increases its focus on a 2013-14 state budget.

Jack Lawver, Brownsville Borough Council president, and I discussed legislative and district matters and issues during a visit to my office in the state Capitol. Local concerns are a priority as the legislature increases its focus on a 2013-14 state budget.



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Jack Lawver, Brownsville Borough Council president, and I discussed legislative and district matters and issues during a visit to my office in the state Capitol. Local concerns are a priority as the legislature increases its focus on a 2013-14 state budget.

Alice Souders of Waynesburg joined state Sen. Tim Solobay and me for the free document-shredding event we sponsored at the Greene County Fairgrounds. More images are available by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=999> clicking here.</a>

Alice Souders of Waynesburg joined state Sen. Tim Solobay and me for the free document-shredding event we sponsored at the Greene County Fairgrounds. More images are available by clicking here.



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Alice Souders of Waynesburg joined state Sen. Tim Solobay and me for the free document-shredding event we sponsored at the Greene County Fairgrounds. More images are available by clicking here.

I was pleased to speak at the 2013 Tri-County Oil & Gas Business-to-Business Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The expo is designed to provide local businesses and community members direct access to the gas-development industry.

I was pleased to speak at the 2013 Tri-County Oil & Gas Business-to-Business Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The expo is designed to provide local businesses and community members direct access to the gas-development industry.



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I was pleased to speak at the 2013 Tri-County Oil & Gas Business-to-Business Expo at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The expo is designed to provide local businesses and community members direct access to the gas-development industry.

Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Fayette, and I listen to testimony at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Penn State Fayette on how to improve the 2012 law that has harmed nonprofit groups such as veterans groups and fraternal organizations because of its financial reporting requirements and other mandates on small games of chance. More images and information are available by<a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/index.asp?pg=grpGallery&pgID=987> clicking here.</a>

Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Fayette, and I listen to testimony at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Penn State Fayette on how to improve the 2012 law that has harmed nonprofit groups such as veterans groups and fraternal organizations because of its financial reporting requirements and other mandates on small games of chance. More images and information are available by clicking here.



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Rep. Tim Mahoney, D-Fayette, and I listen to testimony at a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing at Penn State Fayette on how to improve the 2012 law that has harmed nonprofit groups such as veterans groups and fraternal organizations because of its financial reporting requirements and other mandates on small games of chance. More images and information are available by clicking here.

It was gratifying to discuss legislation and how it would affect local governments during a legislative reception sponsored by the Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors at the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg. Plus, it was good to rub elbows with some friends.  From left to right are: Richhill Township Supervisor Doug Grim; Center Township Secretary Dawn Horr; Whiteley Township Secretary Gretchen Henderson; PSATS Second Vice President and Morgan Township Supervisor Shirl Barnhart; Rep. Snyder; Center Township Supervisor Seann McCollum; Richhill Township Secretary Janice Campbell; Morgan Township Supervisor Dominick Barbetta; guest Kim Barbetta; and Wayne Township Secretary Barbara Simpson.

It was gratifying to discuss legislation and how it would affect local governments during a legislative reception sponsored by the Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors at the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg. Plus, it was good to rub elbows with some friends. From left to right are: Richhill Township Supervisor Doug Grim; Center Township Secretary Dawn Horr; Whiteley Township Secretary Gretchen Henderson; PSATS Second Vice President and Morgan Township Supervisor Shirl Barnhart; Rep. Snyder; Center Township Supervisor Seann McCollum; Richhill Township Secretary Janice Campbell; Morgan Township Supervisor Dominick Barbetta; guest Kim Barbetta; and Wayne Township Secretary Barbara Simpson.



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It was gratifying to discuss legislation and how it would affect local governments during a legislative reception sponsored by the Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors at the Commonwealth Keystone Building in Harrisburg. Plus, it was good to rub elbows with some friends. From left to right are: Richhill Township Supervisor Doug Grim; Center Township Secretary Dawn Horr; Whiteley Township Secretary Gretchen Henderson; PSATS Second Vice President and Morgan Township Supervisor Shirl Barnhart; Rep. Snyder; Center Township Supervisor Seann McCollum; Richhill Township Secretary Janice Campbell; Morgan Township Supervisor Dominick Barbetta; guest Kim Barbetta; and Wayne Township Secretary Barbara Simpson.

I toured Alpha Natural Resources’ Emerald Coal Mine with Ashley Avolio, the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen, and state Sen. Tim Solobay.

I toured Alpha Natural Resources’ Emerald Coal Mine with Ashley Avolio, the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen, and state Sen. Tim Solobay.



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I toured Alpha Natural Resources’ Emerald Coal Mine with Ashley Avolio, the Pennsylvania Bituminous Coal Queen, and state Sen. Tim Solobay.

It was a joy to stock trout in Tenmile and Browns creeks in Greene and Washington counties on a sparkling spring day along with members of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, volunteers, and local anglers. More images from the event can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=976> clicking here.</a>

It was a joy to stock trout in Tenmile and Browns creeks in Greene and Washington counties on a sparkling spring day along with members of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, volunteers, and local anglers. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.



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It was a joy to stock trout in Tenmile and Browns creeks in Greene and Washington counties on a sparkling spring day along with members of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, volunteers, and local anglers. More images from the event can be seen by clicking here.

It was a delightful – and colorful – experience participating in the second-grade art class at Bobtown Elementary School.

It was a delightful – and colorful – experience participating in the second-grade art class at Bobtown Elementary School.



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It was a delightful – and colorful – experience participating in the second-grade art class at Bobtown Elementary School.

I was honored to participate in a bridge-dedication ceremony honoring one of our heroes.  Army Pfc. Ronald 'Smokey' Bakewell was just 20 when he was killed by a North Vietnamese sniper on Aug. 2, 1968, on the 42nd day of his tour in South Vietnam. The Pfc. Bakewell Bridge, opened last year, carries the Mon-Fayette Expressway over the Monongahela River between Washington and Fayette counties. Bakewell was raised in East Millsboro and graduate from Redstone High School in 1966.

I was honored to participate in a bridge-dedication ceremony honoring one of our heroes. Army Pfc. Ronald "Smokey" Bakewell was just 20 when he was killed by a North Vietnamese sniper on Aug. 2, 1968, on the 42nd day of his tour in South Vietnam. The Pfc. Bakewell Bridge, opened last year, carries the Mon-Fayette Expressway over the Monongahela River between Washington and Fayette counties. Bakewell was raised in East Millsboro and graduate from Redstone High School in 1966.



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I was honored to participate in a bridge-dedication ceremony honoring one of our heroes. Army Pfc. Ronald "Smokey" Bakewell was just 20 when he was killed by a North Vietnamese sniper on Aug. 2, 1968, on the 42nd day of his tour in South Vietnam. The Pfc. Bakewell Bridge, opened last year, carries the Mon-Fayette Expressway over the Monongahela River between Washington and Fayette counties. Bakewell was raised in East Millsboro and graduate from Redstone High School in 1966.

I was proud to present a proclamation recognizing Lt. Col. Frank Pecjak of Carmichaels, who will be retiring from the Army Reserves in September after 29 years of service.  More information and photos can be seen by <a href= http://www.pahouse.com/Snyder/?pg=grpGallery&pgID=949 >clicking here.</a>

I was proud to present a proclamation recognizing Lt. Col. Frank Pecjak of Carmichaels, who will be retiring from the Army Reserves in September after 29 years of service. More information and photos can be seen by clicking here.



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I was proud to present a proclamation recognizing Lt. Col. Frank Pecjak of Carmichaels, who will be retiring from the Army Reserves in September after 29 years of service. More information and photos can be seen by clicking here.

I was proud to help secure funding to renovate Whitehill Place in Waynesburg so it can house six single-occupancy apartments for individuals left temporarily homeless.

I joined the ribbon-cutting in March to celebrate the opening of Whitehill Place. The opening marked a great public-private partnership to convert the 203-year-old building at 189 E. High St. into apartments.

In the front row, from left to right, are: Karen Bennett, Greene County human services administrator; and Brian A. Hudson Sr., executive director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

In the second row are: Greene County Commissioners Archie Trader and Blair Zimmerman; and myself, a former commissioner.

In the back row are: Shar Whitmire, director of provider relations, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania; Ed Geiger, director, Center for Community Financing, Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development; Jeff Widdup, investment officer, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County; state Sen. Tim Solobay; John Bendel, director of community investment, Federal Home Loan Bank; Valerie Vicari, director, Division of Western Operations, Pa. Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; and Greene County Commissioner Chuck Morris.

I was proud to help secure funding to renovate Whitehill Place in Waynesburg so it can house six single-occupancy apartments for individuals left temporarily homeless. I joined the ribbon-cutting in March to celebrate the opening of Whitehill Place. The opening marked a great public-private partnership to convert the 203-year-old building at 189 E. High St. into apartments. In the front row, from left to right, are: Karen Bennett, Greene County human services administrator; and Brian A. Hudson Sr., executive director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency In the second row are: Greene County Commissioners Archie Trader and Blair Zimmerman; and myself, a former commissioner. In the back row are: Shar Whitmire, director of provider relations, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania; Ed Geiger, director, Center for Community Financing, Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development; Jeff Widdup, investment officer, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County; state Sen. Tim Solobay; John Bendel, director of community investment, Federal Home Loan Bank; Valerie Vicari, director, Division of Western Operations, Pa. Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; and Greene County Commissioner Chuck Morris.



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I was proud to help secure funding to renovate Whitehill Place in Waynesburg so it can house six single-occupancy apartments for individuals left temporarily homeless. I joined the ribbon-cutting in March to celebrate the opening of Whitehill Place. The opening marked a great public-private partnership to convert the 203-year-old building at 189 E. High St. into apartments. In the front row, from left to right, are: Karen Bennett, Greene County human services administrator; and Brian A. Hudson Sr., executive director and CEO, Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency In the second row are: Greene County Commissioners Archie Trader and Blair Zimmerman; and myself, a former commissioner. In the back row are: Shar Whitmire, director of provider relations, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania; Ed Geiger, director, Center for Community Financing, Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development; Jeff Widdup, investment officer, First Federal Savings and Loan of Greene County; state Sen. Tim Solobay; John Bendel, director of community investment, Federal Home Loan Bank; Valerie Vicari, director, Division of Western Operations, Pa. Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services; and Greene County Commissioner Chuck Morris.

The 2013 Legislative Luncheon of the Government Affairs Council of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce was an informative and fun event for all.More photographs are available in my photo gallery.

The 2013 Legislative Luncheon of the Government Affairs Council of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce was an informative and fun event for all.More photographs are available in my photo gallery.



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The 2013 Legislative Luncheon of the Government Affairs Council of the Fayette Chamber of Commerce was an informative and fun event for all.More photographs are available in my photo gallery.

I joined residents, local officials and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate the receipt of a $120,000 grant that will enable work to begin on a biking and hiking trail linking Point Marion to Morgantown, W.Va., on the Sheepskin Trail. Fayette County and the National Road Heritage Corridor have partnered with elected officials and various organizations to complete the 1.4-mile segment.

I joined residents, local officials and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate the receipt of a $120,000 grant that will enable work to begin on a biking and hiking trail linking Point Marion to Morgantown, W.Va., on the Sheepskin Trail. Fayette County and the National Road Heritage Corridor have partnered with elected officials and various organizations to complete the 1.4-mile segment.



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I joined residents, local officials and outdoor enthusiasts to celebrate the receipt of a $120,000 grant that will enable work to begin on a biking and hiking trail linking Point Marion to Morgantown, W.Va., on the Sheepskin Trail. Fayette County and the National Road Heritage Corridor have partnered with elected officials and various organizations to complete the 1.4-mile segment.

A March 1 visit to Graysville Elementary School in the West Greene School District was enjoyed by all. Please check above the Read Across America photo gallery for more pictures.

A March 1 visit to Graysville Elementary School in the West Greene School District was enjoyed by all. Please check above the Read Across America photo gallery for more pictures.



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A March 1 visit to Graysville Elementary School in the West Greene School District was enjoyed by all. Please check above the Read Across America photo gallery for more pictures.

It was an honor to help celebrate the 99th birthday of Hazel O'Donnell at her Waynesburg home on Feb. 18. I was very pleased to be able to present her with a citation from the House of Representatives.

It was an honor to help celebrate the 99th birthday of Hazel O'Donnell at her Waynesburg home on Feb. 18. I was very pleased to be able to present her with a citation from the House of Representatives.



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It was an honor to help celebrate the 99th birthday of Hazel O'Donnell at her Waynesburg home on Feb. 18. I was very pleased to be able to present her with a citation from the House of Representatives.

Rep. Snyder reacts to Gov. Corbett's budget proposal.

Rep. Snyder reacts to Gov. Corbett's budget proposal.



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Rep. Snyder reacts to Gov. Corbett's budget proposal.

State Rep. Pam Snyder is congratulated by Democratic Leader Frank Dermody moments after they were sworn in Jan. 1, 2013, to the 197th session of the Pa. House of Representatives.

State Rep. Pam Snyder is congratulated by Democratic Leader Frank Dermody moments after they were sworn in Jan. 1, 2013, to the 197th session of the Pa. House of Representatives.



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State Rep. Pam Snyder is congratulated by Democratic Leader Frank Dermody moments after they were sworn in Jan. 1, 2013, to the 197th session of the Pa. House of Representatives.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, a former Greene County commissioner, is joined by family and friends after she took the oath of office for her first term in the state House.

State Rep. Pam Snyder, a former Greene County commissioner, is joined by family and friends after she took the oath of office for her first term in the state House.



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State Rep. Pam Snyder, a former Greene County commissioner, is joined by family and friends after she took the oath of office for her first term in the state House.

State Rep. Pam Snyder congratulates fellow, incoming lawmakers, Rep. Patty Kim (center) and Rep. Mary Jo Daley, during swearing in ceremonies.

State Rep. Pam Snyder congratulates fellow, incoming lawmakers, Rep. Patty Kim (center) and Rep. Mary Jo Daley, during swearing in ceremonies.



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State Rep. Pam Snyder congratulates fellow, incoming lawmakers, Rep. Patty Kim (center) and Rep. Mary Jo Daley, during swearing in ceremonies.

Rep. Snyder speaks at a news conference calling for a renewed commitment to repeal changes made to Pennsylvania’s Small Games of Chance Act, which is set to take effect in February 2013.  More photos from the event can be seen in her galleries section.

Rep. Snyder speaks at a news conference calling for a renewed commitment to repeal changes made to Pennsylvania’s Small Games of Chance Act, which is set to take effect in February 2013. More photos from the event can be seen in her galleries section.



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Rep. Snyder speaks at a news conference calling for a renewed commitment to repeal changes made to Pennsylvania’s Small Games of Chance Act, which is set to take effect in February 2013. More photos from the event can be seen in her galleries section.