Email Update: August 28

(Aug 28, 2023)

STAY INFORMED HOW I VOTED CONTACT ME Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTubeDear Neighbor,Students, teachers and staff at Methacton, Norristown Area, Perkiomen Valley, and Wissahickon school districts are headed back to the classroom for another year of learning and growing. Our kids are excited to meet their new teachers, see their friends and start another great year! Read more


Email Update: August 18

(Aug 18, 2023)

You and your family are invited to attend my annual Family Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown. We'll have resource tables from state and local organizations sharing important information about services for children and families. We'll also have fun activities, free food, mascots, zoo animals and more. Read more


Email Update: August 11

(Aug 11, 2023)

A month after the House and Senate approved the state budget, the Senate has finally taken the last administrative step of signing the document and sending it to Governor Shapiro for his signature. The governor signed the bill while vetoing an unagreed to private school voucher program. Now, our public schools, county human services, and other critical programs will receive critical state funding to operate without interruption. Read more


Email Update: August 4

(Aug 03, 2023)

School may be out for the summer, but Norristown Area School District continues to support students in need of nutritious meals. Rep. Greg Scott and I recently stopped by their weekly meal kit distribution. Thank you, Superintendent Chris Dormer, for the invite! Rep. Scott and I were happy to support the program with $150,000 in funding to ensure that students have access to good nutrition through the summer. Read more


House Majority Leadership joins community to sound education SOS in Philadelphia

(Jul 31, 2023)

“This is not a Republican issue or a Democratic issue, and it is not a city issue or a rural issue – it’s a Pennsylvania issue,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “Equitably funding schools is about investing in Pennsylvania’s future and ensuring that every student regardless of the neighborhood they live in has the tools to thrive academically, socially, and civically. Our state’s future starts now, and it’s time to equitably and adequately fund our public schools.” Read more


Email Update: July 28

(Jul 28, 2023)

Our communities thrive because we have so many great services. I'm always appreciative of our first responders, many of whom volunteer their time to put their lives on the line when there is a fire emergency. That is why it's important that we all support our local first responders, including our volunteer-led fire departments. I recently visited Norriton Fire Engine Company to check out their new electronic sign. We are so appreciative of their service to our community. And the sign looks great! I was happy to help secure funding for the signage. Read more


Email Update: July 21

(Jul 21, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came out to last Saturday's free document shredding event, co-hosted by Rep. Joe Webster and me. We were both pleased to help our neighbors protect their identity by safely disposing of sensitive and unwanted documents. We even had a little excitement at our event, and we want to extend a big thank you to the Jefferson Fire Company No. 1 who quickly helped us when one of the trucks overheated! Read more


Email Update: July 14

(Jul 14, 2023)

I always enjoy hearing directly from our neighbors on the issues you care about. As part of my ongoing efforts to connect with our neighbors ages 55 and older, I am holding a complimentary breakfast in our communities in the coming weeks. It’s a great opportunity for our 55+ neighbors to express concerns and discuss issues that are important to our community. Read more


Email Update: July 10

(Jul 10, 2023)

I hope you’re having a great summer. I always enjoy participating in community events with our neighbors and the Skippack Village 4th of July Parade is one of my favorite annual traditions! My family, my staff and I had a blast seeing everyone along the parade route. Hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day. Read more


Email Update: July 3

(Jul 03, 2023)

School may be out for summer, but college students across our area are getting to work at summer internships. We’re fortunate to have four interns this summer. They are learning all about state government and public service working in my district offices. You may have even met with or spoken with them! Read more


House Democrats’ aggressive bipartisan agenda results in passage of more than 100 bills to date this year

(Jun 26, 2023)

Harrisburg, June 26 – Just six months into the 2023-24 legislative session, Pennsylvania House Democrats are delivering on their promise to prioritize the issues Pennsylvanians care about by passing more than 100 bills focusing on a variety of critical issues that will improve lives for Pennsylvanians. “I’m proud that House Democrats are continuing to advance a people-first agenda,” Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware, said. “In just the past few weeks our caucus has advanced measures that would make more seniors eligible for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, plus increase their rebates. We passed an expanded Child and Dependent Care Enhancement Tax Credit -- because when families can afford childcare, more Pennsylvanians can work. We passed tax credits for people in some of the commonwealth’s most in-demand and understaffed professions like nurses, teachers and police. We’re helping all Pennsylvanians save for retirement using our Keystone Saves Program. And we advanced a long-overdue boost in the state minimum wage, which lags every surrounding state and has kept too many Pennsylvanians in poverty.” “After a dozen years of inaction on issues that Pennsylvanians truly care about, we have put forth a diverse, aggressive and bipartisan agenda that will ensure Pennsylvania is a better place to live, learn and work,” said House Majority Leader Matt Bradford, D-Montgomery. “Our Read more


Email Update: June 23

(Jun 23, 2023)

This week the House of Representatives took a major step to address Pennsylvania’s embarrassingly low $7.25 minimum wage by passing a plan with bipartisan support to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026, an annual cost of living increase starting in 2027, and increase tipped minimum wage to 60% of the hourly minimum wage to support our restaurant workers. This will lift up hundreds of thousands of workers across Pennsylvania. Too many Pennsylvanians haven’t had a raise in 15 years, meanwhile the price of everyday household items has soared. The time has come to boost the minimum wage for working families. Read more


Email Update: June 16

(Jun 16, 2023)

I’m so grateful for our police officers for all they do to keep our communities safe. We are fortunate to have police departments in our communities that are working hard every day. We recently provided lunch to the East Norriton Police Department as a small gesture of our appreciation. We're grateful to now have neighboring offices in East Norriton. Thank you to all our first responders for all you do to protect and care for us! Read more


Email Update: June 9

(Jun 09, 2023)

Last week, Gov. Josh Shapiro joined my House colleagues and me, as well as Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Col. Christopher Paris and local law enforcement, in East Lansdowne, Delaware County, to highlight how we are all working to keep communities safe through common sense gun safety measures. We made progress by passing bills with bipartisan support that will provide for universal background checks and protect people in immediate crisis who may harm themselves or others. These are common sense measures that a majority of Pennsylvanians support. We’re fortunate to have a strong ally in the Governor, who has called for these bills to be approved by the Senate and finally become law. I also appreciate that the Governor recognized our efforts to lead on issues that families in our communities care about. Read more


Email Update: June 2

(Jun 02, 2023)

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. All across Montgomery County, our communities hosted joyful parades and solemn services to remember all the courageous Americans who gave their lives to defend the freedoms we enjoy today. My office was honored to take part in and provide a citation to the Historical Society of Montgomery County during a Memorial Day ceremony that honored the service of soldiers and veterans interred at Historic Montgomery Cemetery. Read more


Email Update: May 25

(May 26, 2023)

It was another busy, productive week at the Capitol. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives this week passed meaningful bipartisan bills that will address community safety, mental health services, supporting those who serve and their loved ones, retirement options for workers and littering fines. Read more


Email Update: May 22

(May 22, 2023)

Special Olympics Pennsylvania recently hosted the 2023 Government Unified Bocce Challenge at the Capitol and our office joined in on the fun! My staffer Matt had a great time participating on a team with local athletes and legislators. We’re proud to be a part of the #InclusionRevolution Read more


Email Update: May 15

(May 15, 2023)

Thank you to everyone who came to our recent Open House! We had beautiful weather and lots of friendly faces stop by to chat. Special thanks to the East Norriton Police Department and the Norriton Fire Department for providing helpful resources and an opportunity for kids to check out a fire truck. We are always ready to help you seek and access state and local resources and listen to your questions and concerns. Read more


Email Update: May 5

(May 05, 2023)

You’re invited! I am hosting an open house at our Norriton district office TOMORROW, Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at 240 West Germantown Pike in East Norriton. My staff and I are looking forward to seeing our neighbors and sharing how our office can support the community. We’ll also have food, family-friendly activities and more. Please stop by for a fun-filled event! Read more


Email Update: April 28

(Apr 28, 2023)

I recently met with Schwenksville Borough officials to discuss infrastructure improvements. The borough was awarded $755,180 in state grant funding for a project to reconstruct Summit Avenue, from Woodland Avenue to Hillcrest Avenue, to allow for safer travel. This investment will include repaving the roadway, constructing sidewalks, and revamping stormwater controls. This is part of a larger $3.1 million investment in our communities for infrastructure projects. Read more