Malagari sworn in as state representative for first term

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Steve Malagari, D-Montgomery, was sworn in for his first term as representative for the 53rd Legislative District during a Capitol ceremony today.

Malagari was one of 24 new Pennsylvanians joining the House Democratic ranks to serve their first term as lawmakers.

“I am excited to get to work on the issues that concern the people of Montgomery County,” he said. “As an advocate for working and middle-class families, their struggles have been ignored, and I am here to get to work on providing the resources they need.”

Prior to being elected to the state House, Malagari was a local beverage seller and served as council member for both Lansdale Borough and the Montgomery County Transportation Authority. Malagari noted that he also sees providing quality education, ensuring access to affordable health care and expanding infrastructure projects throughout the community as priorities throughout his term.

His efforts blend with the broader Plan for PA, which seeks to build a stronger economy for working families instead of serving special interests.

Constituents and those who want to learn more about Malagari can visit

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony corresponds with the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year marks Pennsylvania’s 203rd legislative session.