Neuman to lead state sentencing panel, returns to Judiciary Committee

Fourth-term lawmaker appointed to five House posts

HARRISBURG, Jan. 26 – State Rep. Brandon Neuman, D-Washington, today said he has been named to head a key panel on the state Commission on Sentencing and has been named to five House committees, including a return to the House Judiciary Committee.

“The appointments to the sentencing panel and Judiciary Committee will aid my efforts to protect domestic abuse victims and first responders and improve testing of evidence from sexual assaults,” Neuman said. “I look forward to the challenges and responsibilities.”

Neuman said he was named chairman of the Offense-Related Guidelines Review Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing by the commission’s executive director.

“The subcommittee will be reviewing current sentencing guidelines and statutes and recommending changes where needed,” said Neuman, who was sworn in Jan. 3 to his fourth term representing the 48th Legislative District. “I am honored to lead this distinguished committee and look forward to getting to work improving public safety, helping law enforcement efforts and reducing the number of repeat offenders.”

Neuman said his legislative priorities also include local job creation, keeping our communities safe and preparing our students for the global job market.

Neuman said his other House committee assignments – Consumer Affairs, Environmental Resources and Energy, Labor and Industry, and Agriculture and Rural Affairs – also dovetail with issues and concerns important to constituents.

“I’m very pleased with these appointments and eager to begin working on these initiatives that are important not only to the residents of Washington County, but to all residents in Pennsylvania,” Neuman said.