DeLissio sworn in to Pa. House of Representatives

HARRISBURG, Jan. 7 State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., was sworn in to the House of Representatives Tuesday, beginning her third term as a legislator. 

Tuesday’s swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2015-16 legislative session, the 199th term of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. 

“I continue to be honored to represent and serve the 194th Legislative District and Pennsylvania, and I look forward to building on the successes of my first four years in office," DeLissio said. “During my first two terms I focused on building relationships within my caucus and across the aisle to promote respectful dialogue and foster an atmosphere where policy for the greater good would trump politics.

“This session, I will continue these efforts to work on policy that is important to my constituents. My commitment to ongoing dialogue will also continue via my ‘Voices of the Community’ budget hearings, town hall meetings, and outreach in the community. My policy priorities include a fair and equitable funding formula for basic education, and investigating and advocating for additional revenue dollars to ensure that the state budget going forward is sustainable.”

Noting her passionate interest in strong policy that leaves its footprint on the greater good of the commonwealth’s underserved, DeLissio said that she promises once again to ardently represent her community and looks to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of programs set up to assist those in need.

She said her commitment to an ongoing community dialogue will continue and her 42nd town hall meeting will be announced shortly.   

Residents of the 194th Legislative District are encouraged to sign up for periodic e-mail updates from DeLissio on state issues by visiting her new website,, and clicking “Contact.”