FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Hanna
Hanna begins 11th term in state House
Elected to leadership position for 2011-12 session
HARRISBURG, Jan. 4 – State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, today took his oath to represent the 76th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for an 11th term.
In addition, Hanna was elected Democratic Whip for the 2011-12 legislative session, the first whip from the Clinton/Centre region in more than 40 years. The Whip, ranked second in line after the House Democratic Leader, assists party leaders in coordinating the caucus in its responses to legislation and other matters.
Hanna took part in the official swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol that marked the start of the 2011-12 Legislative Session.
"It is a great honor to serve as a voice for the people of the 76th Legislative District in the House of Representatives, and I will keep working hard on the issues that affect their lives," Hanna said.
Hanna said his legislative priorities for the upcoming session include agriculture and rural affairs, government reform, local tax reform, education, and promoting a member-driven agenda.
Hanna has served in the state legislature since 1991. He is a graduate of Lock Haven High School, Lock Haven University and earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.
He has served as chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, and was also a member of the House Game and Fisheries Committee as well as the Central Pennsylvania Caucus, Firefighter's Caucus, Rural Caucus and Timber Caucus.
He serves on the board of governors for the 14-school State System of Higher Education, and is a past member of the board of directors of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.