O’Mara elected to serve in key leadership roles on powerful PA House delegation

(Jan 22, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 22 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara was elected this week to serve in key leadership roles on the powerful Southeastern Delegation of the PA House Democratic Caucus. O’Mara represents the 165 th Legislative District in Delaware County and was sworn in Jan. 1. The Southeast Delegation’s is the PA House’s largest delegation, comprising legislators from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Berks, Lancaster, York and Dauphin counties. The delegation’s leadership structure is divided into two levels with vice chairs who serve the entire delegation and regional vice chairs who are responsible for their geographical area. “I am proud to have been voted to serve as the vice chair for freshmen and the first vice chair designate for the House Democratic Southeast Delegation,” said O’Mara, D-Delaware. “I look forward to working with Chairwoman Margo Davidson and my colleagues on the leadership team to provide guidance to our colleagues on how to achieve the House Democrats' Plan For PA. Working together, the House Democrats will make Pennsylvania a better place for working families.” Prior to her election to the House, O’Mara worked nearly seven years at the University of Pennsylvania. O’Mara served as the assistant director of university stewardship, working alongside her colleagues to ensure that attending the university remained affordable for students. Read more

 

O’Mara opens district office, plans to host open house

(Jan 15, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 15 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, will host an open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 for the grand opening of her district office at 905 W. Sproul Road, Suite 203 in Springfield and is inviting residents and families to attend. Residents can expect light refreshments, as well as the chance to meet O’Mara and learn about her legislative priorities for the 165 th District. Interested residents can RSVP to ahammock@pahouse.net . “I want residents to know that I am working for them both in Harrisburg and here at home,” O’Mara said. “I’m looking forward to meeting constituents and learning how my office and I can assist them with state government-related matters. “I’ve been hard at work, getting our services up and running so that I’m able to assist constituents. My office is officially set up to provide SEPTA key cards for seniors so they can ride for free and I’ve been attending local county commissioner meetings to learn about the issues facing our community.” O’Mara also has established two mobile offices in addition to her district office. Residents of Wayne can visit her office at 301 Iven Ave. on the first Thursday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. and residents of Morton can visit her office at 500 Highland Ave. on the third Thursday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. Services that O’Mara’s offices can help assist with include Read more

 

SEPTA Senior Key Card

(Jan 08, 2019)

My office is available to process SEPTA Senior Key Card requests for local residents. Read more

 

O'Mara to host monthly office hours in Morton starting on January 17

(Jan 07, 2019)

State Representative Jennifer O'Mara, D-Delaware, will host Morton Borough Mobile Office Hours the third Thursday of every month in Morton in order to assist constituents.Starting Thursday, January 17, O'Mara will be at 500 Highland Ave., in Morton, for her office hours from noon to 4 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Read more

 

O’Mara sworn in for first term as state representative

(Jan 01, 2019)

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara today was sworn in to office during a Capitol ceremony for her first term as state representative for the 165th Legislative District. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 203rd legislative session. “Today we begin the work of ensuring that every Pennsylvanian has a government that serves their needs – not special interests,” O’Mara said. “I am grateful to the people of the 165 th district for entrusting me with this office, and I am committed to creating practical solutions for our greatest challenges in state government. “Delaware County is where I developed my dedication to public service when my family was able to survive after losing my father to suicide. Thanks to excellent public services, my father’s union pension, strong public schools and my mother’s union job, we made it through. I believe that everyone should have those same opportunities and will fight to protect and expand them in the new legislative session.” Prior to her election to the state House, O’Mara worked nearly seven years at the University of Pennsylvania. O’Mara served as the assistant director of university stewardship, working alongside her colleagues to ensure that attending the university remained affordable for students. O’Mara also is a member Read more

 

O'Mara to host monthly office hours in Wayne starting in January

(Dec 28, 2018)

State Representative-elect Jennifer O'Mara, D-Delaware, will host Radnor Township Mobile Office Hours the first Thursday of every month in Wayne in order to assist constituents. Starting Thursday, January 3, O'Mara will be at the Radnor Township Building for her office hours from noon to 4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month. Read more

 

Veterans services

(Dec 01, 2018)

Below are a number of programs and services available to help veterans and their families. Please share this list with any veterans in your life. Veterans Temporary Assistance Temporary help is available for veterans and their beneficiaries who need aid for essentials such as shelter, fuel, clothing and food. If eligible, a veteran or their beneficiary can qualify for up to $1,600 in a 12-month period. The Disabled Veterans Real Estate Tax Exemption Program Any honorably discharged veteran who is 100 percent disabled, a resident of Pennsylvania and has financial need can apply for this program, which provides real estate tax exemption on principal dwellings. Educational Gratuity Program Children of honorably discharged veterans with service-connected disabilities or children of veterans who died in service during a period of war or armed conflict qualify for up to $500 per semester/term to help defray educational costs. Military Family Relief Assistance Program Eligible Pennsylvania service members and their family members who have a direct and immediate financial need as a result of circumstances beyond their control can apply for up to $3,500 in grants. This program is available for active and past service members. Veterans’ Trust Fund Grant Program Grants are available for veterans’ services organizations, non-profit organizations with a mission of serving Pennsylvania veterans, individual eligible counties and the State Read more

 

Heating aid via LIHEAP now open

(Dec 01, 2018)

The 2018-2019 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program – LIHEAP – is accepting applications for heating assistance grants. LIHEAP offers cash grants of $200 to $1,000 that are sent directly to the utility company to defray heating costs for eligible households, and crisis benefits of up to $600 for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Remember: These are grants and do not have to be repaid. This season’s income guidelines for both LIHEAP cash and crisis grants are $18,210 for an individual, $24,690 for couples and increases for each additional person in the household. Please click here for more LIHEAP information. Please consider visiting my office if you need help filing a LIHEAP application. Besides my office, LIHEAP information is available by: Contacting local County Assistance offices by phone or in person. Calling the LIHEAP Client Helpline at 1-866-857-7095 or PA Relay at 711 for the hearing impaired. Applying online at https://www.compass.state.pa.us . Read more