Davis sworn into office, receives committee assignments

HARRISBURG, Jan. 24 – As the 2017-18 legislative session gets into full swing, state Rep. Tina Davis, said she is ready to work with and on behalf of Bucks County and the 141st District.

Davis was sworn into office Monday by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd. She was unable to attend the official swearing-in ceremonies on Jan. 3 due to a medical issue.

"As with the beginning of anything, there is a fresh optimism and another opportunity to adjust Pennsylvania's course for the good of all its residents," Davis said. "I am prepared to do my part."

Davis also received her standing committee assignments for the new session. She will serve on the House Consumer Affairs, Gaming Oversight, Insurance, Judiciary and Professional Licensure committees.

"I look forward to my continued work on the Consumer Affairs, Gaming Oversight and Insurance committees," said Davis, D-Bucks. "Working on these committees will continue to give me added insight into the many issues facing Pennsylvania, from how anticipated changes to insurance at the federal level will impact the commonwealth, to electric, natural gas and water rates, pipeline safety and how gaming can contribute to economic development and county services.

"I also am excited about my involvement with the Judiciary and Professional Licensure committees, which are two new appointments for me. I look forward to helping advance legislation that will protect Buck County residents and all of Pennsylvania," she said.

Davis also will serve as vice chairwoman for the House Southeast Democratic Delegation and the Ladies of the House Caucus.

Davis has served in the state legislature since 2011 after serving multiple terms on the Bristol Township Council, where she served on its finance, pension, and building, planning and zoning committees. She is a graduate of LaSalle University.

Residents are invited to sign up for email updates from Davis on state issues by visiting her website, www.pahouse.com/Davis, where links to her Facebook and Twitter accounts also are posted.