Madden sworn in for third term as representative for 115th Legislative District
HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, took the oath of office today to begin her third in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2021-22 legislative session.
She also serves as vice chairperson of the Pennsylvania House Democratic Northeast Delegation for the current session.
Madden said she is honored to continue representing the people in the 115th District and is committed to continue serving her constituents by advocating for the issues that are important to them.
“One of the concerns I hear about often is funding for community and infrastructure projects,” Madden said. “In my first two terms I brought tens of millions of dollars home to the 115th District for local projects. Other shared priorities include equitable school funding and property tax reform. It is my intention to introduce property tax reform legislation and work once again for equitable school funding. We cannot continue to tax people out of their homes by shouldering them with the burden of ever-increasing school taxes. The legislature must come to terms with the fact that funding education equitably is the right course for all the citizens of the Commonwealth.
“Increasing the minimum wage, fair housing, legalizing adult recreational cannabis and criminal justice reform are among the other important issues that I will continue to work with my colleagues to achieve.”
Madden stated she and her staff have worked on thousands of constituent issues, including unemployment compensation claims, PennDOT issues and unclaimed property cases.
“My priority during the pandemic is to keep people safe. My staff and I, either working remotely or in the office, will be there to assist constituents,” Madden said.
“I am looking forward to the future when we can safely come together and attend community events in the 115th Legislative District and I can build on the good work my staff and I have done in my first two terms.”
The 115th Legislative District includes East Stroudsburg, Coolbaugh Township, Paradise Township, Price Township, Stroudsburg, and part of Stroud Township.
Constituents can also visit Madden’s website at www.pahouse.com/Madden for information on various state-related services and programs. She also maintains a Facebook page www.Facebook.com/RepMaureenMadden and Twitter feed @RepMadden with updates on happenings in the community and Harrisburg.