Briggs begins 4th term in state House

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – State Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, today took his oath to represent residents of the 149th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for a fourth term.

 

Briggs took part in the official swearing-in ceremony at the state Capitol that marked the start of the 2015-16 legislative session. The state constitution mandates the legislature convene at noon on the first Tuesday of January every year.

 

"It is an honor to be sworn in to another session to serve as the voice for the people of the 149th Legislative District," Briggs said. "Between the multibillion-dollar budget deficit, and the previous administration's lack of investment in public education – there is a lot to get done. But I am ready to work with Governor-elect Tom Wolf and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to put Pennsylvania on a path of prosperity for all." 

 

In particular, Briggs said he wants to focus on the establishment of a fair funding formula to better evenly distribute education funds.

 

Briggs said his office will continue to provide top-notch service to constituents and he will continue the creative outreach programs begun in earlier terms, including the "There Ought to be a Law" essay contest for fifth-grade students, the office's student art show series, as well as his “Breakfast with Briggs” constituent meetings.

 

Briggs' constituent service office, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, is located at 554 Shoemaker Road, Suite 149 in King of Prussia and can be reached at (610) 768-3135.

 

Constituents can visit his recently redesigned website at www.pahouse.com/Briggs for information on various state-related services and programs. They can also visit www.twitter.com/RepBriggs and www.facebook.com/RepBriggs for important state and regional information.