Ciresi sworn in to begin second term as state representative

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his second term representing the 146th Legislative District.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, for which Ciresi was first elected in 2018.

Among the priorities Ciresi said he will focus on in the new term are relief for small businesses and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, restoring passenger train service to Royersford and Pottstown, enacting education reform, and fighting for property tax relief. His committee assignments for the 2021-22 session will be announced later this month.

“It is an honor to be sworn in for my second term, and I know there’s a lot of work to be done in these challenging times,” Ciresi said. “I look forward to building on the successes that my office achieved in our first term, including delivering $15 million in grants to our local community, providing over 9,500 constituent services, and sponsoring or co-sponsoring almost a thousand bills. Working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, I hope to see this new session be a productive one.”

Ciresi said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including birth and death certificates, notary service for official documents, unemployment compensation, unclaimed property, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. The phone number is 484-200-8265, and the email address is

Residents also can learn more about Ciresi’s legislative priorities and the services his office provides by visiting his website at, or by visiting his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts at, and, respectively.