Krueger-Braneky promises to continue fight for environment, education, as second term begins

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – After being sworn in for her first full two-year term, state Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky, D-Delaware, promised to continue fighting for the issues her constituents care about, including education funding, environmental health, supporting local businesses, reasonable gun safety legislation and women’s health.

“My first partial term was a whirlwind experience that contained both good, such as the legalization of medical marijuana and securing multiple grants for improvement projects in the 161st District, and bad, including the prolonged budget stalemate that was already occurring when I was sworn in,” Krueger-Braneky said. “After speaking with so many in the community and being fortunate enough to be sworn in to a second term, I’m even more resolute in my promises to fight for what my constituents need.”

In her first term, which began in August 2015 following a special election, Krueger-Braneky had legislation enacted that was crucial to working toward ending Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate. Act 96 of 2015, which passed with wide bipartisan support, allowed the state to tax tobacco used to make roll-your-own cigarettes and generated much needed revenue for Pennsylvania.

“We’re already hearing about a potential massive budget shortfall this year, but we must work across the aisle to come to conclusions that benefit the entire state, not just certain portions,” Krueger-Braneky said. “I will continue to work toward sustainable solutions to our state’s issues and fight to protect what’s important to residents of Delaware County.”

Krueger-Braneky is one of 40 women serving in the House, the highest total in state history.

Krueger-Braneky’s constituent service office, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, is located at 701 E. MacDade Blvd. in Folsom and can be reached at (610) 534-6880.

Constituents can visit Krueger-Braneky’s website at www.pahouse.com/Krueger-Braneky for information on various state-related services and programs. They can also visit www.twitter.com/RepLeanne and www.facebook.com/RepLeanne for important state and community information.