State Rep. Gerald Mullery sworn in for a fourth term representing the 119th Legislative District

 State Rep. Gerald Mullery was sworn in for a fourth term representing the 119th Legislative District during a ceremony today at the state Capitol that marked the beginning of the 2017-18 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“It is humbling and a wonderful honor to be entrusted with the issues and concerns affecting the citizens of the 119th Legislative District,” Mullery said. “Continuing to serve the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be at the forefront of my agenda.”

Mullery, D-Newport Township, said property tax reform, attracting and retaining family-sustaining jobs, providing for quality schools and safe neighborhoods remain his top priorities.

“My constituents are concerned with the escalating level of property taxes and their inability to pay them,” Mullery said. “I will continue to support the Property Tax Independence Act and efforts to eliminate property tax for homeowners.”

Recently, Mullery was recognized as an environmental champion by the state’s four largest citizen-based environmental advocacy groups. The champions scored 90 percent or higher. Members of the House and Senate were scored on votes cast on legislation relating to fracking, climate change and privatizing public lands.

“Environmental issues are important to all of us,” Mullery said. “We want safe drinking water, cleaner air and pristine woodlands not only for us but for future generations.”

Mullery said his district offices are consistently among the busiest in the Commonwealth and plans to continue to make his office services as accessible as possible by continuing his mobile office hours throughout the 119th Legislative District.

“I enjoy bringing my legislative services to the people because it gives my staff and me a personal connection to the taxpayers,” Mullery said.

Mullery maintains a constituent service office at 156 S. Market St. in Nanticoke, and 407 Centre St. in Freeland. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The phone numbers are 570-740-7031 and 570-636-3500, respectively.