Longietti named ‘2019 State Official of the Year’ by Life Sciences Pennsylvania

HERMITAGE, Jan. 28 – State Rep. Mark Longietti has been named one of two “2019 State Officials of the Year” by Life Sciences of Pennsylvania – the trade organization for the commonwealth’s life sciences industry.

The award is given to state governmental officials who have distinguished themselves as leaders supporting the life sciences community.

“I’m honored to be recognized by a group that provides such important work on behalf of our science-based industries,” said Longietti, who is co-chair of the House Life Sciences Caucus. “Discoveries by researchers in the biotech, biomedical, pharmaceutical and other fields lead to vaccines, breakthrough treatments and other tools that help us fight disease and live longer, healthier lives.

“At the same time, innovations in botanic and environmental sciences and crop technologies lead to advances that produce heartier, more disease-resistant crops that bolster our farming industry. Across the board, our life sciences community contributes to a healthier population and a stronger economy, so it’s vital that we continue to support these industries.”

Also receiving the award was state Rep. Tim Briggs, D-Montgomery, who is co-chair of the Life Sciences Caucus with Longietti.

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey was named “2019 Federal Official of the Year.”