Krueger takes oath for another term as state representative

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger took the oath of office in the state Capitol today for another term representing the 161st Legislative District in Delaware County.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“I am humbled the people of the 161st district have put their trust in me to represent them for another term,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “For the first time in more than a decade, the Democratic Party is in the majority, and we have an opportunity to create real change for Pennsylvanians. I am excited to advocate for the issues that impact our community.”

Krueger made history in 2015 as the first woman elected to represent the district. She said she will continue to work to protect access to health care, stand up for clean air and water, and support fire and emergency services.

Her district office remains available to help residents of the 161st district with state-related issues and services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. Residents can find out more by going to After redistricting, the 161st Legislative District includes Aston Township., Brookhaven Borough, Chester Township, Middletown Township, Nether Providence Township, Ridley Township, Rose Valley Borough and Upland Borough.

Court of Common Pleas Judge John McNally administered the oath of office. This year marks Pennsylvania’s 207th legislative session.

The Democratic Caucus continues to become more reflective of the commonwealth, with 35 women and 34 people of color. In addition, this is the largest and most diverse class of freshman legislators in more than a decade. There are 26 new members in the Democratic Caucus, and eight of them are women.