Mullery takes ‘One.19’ initiative to Wright Township

HARRISBURG, Oct. 11 – As part of his ongoing constituent and community outreach service dubbed “One.19,” state Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Luzerne, this week visited Wright Township.

“The ‘One.19’ initiative enables me to hear firsthand concerns, complaints and priorities directly from my constituents,” Mullery said.

The lawmaker is scheduling meetings and constituent service hours in all 19 communities of the 119th Legislative District.

This week, Mullery met with Ron Carter, Chris Mackiewicz and the staff at Performance Biomedical Inc. The company is a veteran-owned small business that provides specialized medical supplies. 

“Ron communicated his story and told how his business has grown thanks to his partnerships with CanBe, a small business incubator under CanDo, the Small Business Development Center at Wilkes University and Ben Franklin Technology Partners,” Mullery said.

Kenneth Okrepkie from Ben Franklin also joined the meeting.

Mullery then met with officials from an automotive marshalling, inspection, processing and reconditioning company considering redevelopment of the former Foster Wheeler site in the Crestwood Industrial Park. The meeting included a review of plans and discussion of state assistance. Members of the Governor’s Action Team, state Sen. Lisa Baker’s office and Wright Township Supervisors were also present.

“As part of this week’s visit, we did another ‘Main Street Walking Tour’ and met with several small business owners and employees to discuss issues of importance with them. It’s always great to meet face-to-face, because it really personalizes the comments I receive,” Mullery said.

“We offered remote constituent outreach at the Wright Township Municipal Building and discussed a variety of issues with residents including an effort to draw Amazon to Northeastern Pennsylvania, support for our local volunteer first responders, substandard internet access, state programs, property taxes, and a community blood drive in honor of the Herbst family,” he said.

Mullery concluded the day by meeting with the Wright Township Board of Supervisors.

Mullery intends to stop at all 19 municipalities in his legislative district during the 2017-18 legislative session. He will provide updates of each visit on his website – - and social media. Constituents can also contact his office at 570-740-7031.

Photos of this week’s visits may be found here.