BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Jan. 27): Update from my district office

(Jan 27, 2023)

We’re very sorry for any issues our unexpected and temporary office closure has caused this week due to a power outage at our district office. Read more


BI-WEEKLY E-BLAST (Jan. 12): Beginning the 2023-24 Legislative Session

(Jan 12, 2023)

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, I once again took the oath of office to begin my third term as state representative and advocate for our community in our state legislature. Read more


Sanchez and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership secure $175K grant

(Jan 09, 2023)

ABINGTON, Jan. 9 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that the local conservation group Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership has been awarded $175,000 in state funding. This award will benefit the ongoing and comprehensive Alverthorpe Park stream restoration project, in cooperation with Abington Township. The grant comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and will go toward installing stormwater management measures. This grant will help by intercepting an existing stormwater pipe which directly discharges 21 acres of uncontrolled stormwater runoff to Alverthorpe Lake. The funding will be used to retrofit a parking lot, installing and directing stormwater runoff into a subsurface infiltration basin. The project will manage and clean runoff before slowly releasing it to the lake, reducing runoff volume and velocity and resulting in cooler water temperatures. “Managing stormwater runoff has been a long-time endeavor at Alverthorpe Park, and it’s largely made possible thanks to grants like this,” Sanchez said. “Updating stormwater management means that the park will have a long-reaching impact, as it also protects the park’s sports fields, nearby roadways and local biodiversity. I’m happy to help bring this funding home to keep the Alverthorpe Park project moving and benefit Abington residents.” "This support is Read more


Dec. 29 update: Happy New Year!

(Dec 29, 2022)

In recognition of the New Year, my district office will be closed this Friday and remain closed through Monday, Jan. 2. Read more


Dec. 15 update: Stay safe and healthy this holiday season

(Dec 15, 2022)

I know that the holiday season can sometimes bring on more stress and anxiety than feelings of joy. If you relate to this, know that you aren’t alone and that help is available. Read more


Abington Township awarded state funds for signal upgrades along Rt. 611

(Dec 13, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Dec. 13 – Abington Township will receive $388,040 for traffic signal system upgrades along Route 611, state Rep. Ben Sanchez announced today. The upgrades will improve the signals and connect them to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s unified command and control software. Abington Township was one of 20 municipalities receiving the upgrades, which originate from the Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program. “These enhancements will help ease and regulate traffic flow for our area, while helping keep local tax investments low,” said Sanchez, D-Montgomery. “I’d like to thank the administration for prioritizing our region for improvements. Any time we can increase the quality of life and save local tax dollars, it’s a win-win.” The Traffic Signal Technologies Grant Program was established by Act 54 of 2022 and is provided as reimbursement to municipalities for updates to improve the efficiency and operation of existing traffic signals. Grant funding through the Traffic Signal Technology Program may be utilized for a range of operational improvements, including new traffic signal systems, adaptive signal control technology, automated traffic signal performance measures, and connection to PennDOT’s unified command and control software. Read more


Nov. 30 update: Still time to lend a helping hand this holiday season

(Nov 30, 2022)

Help a neighbor in need during the season of giving by donating non-perishable food, a coat and/or children’s toys. Read more


Nov. 18 update: Thank you Veterans & Election Day Personnel!

(Nov 18, 2022)

Our right to vote is among our most sacred as American citizens. Read more


Nov. 3 update: Vote on (or before) Tuesday!

(Nov 03, 2022)

The General Election is just five days away! If you’re voting by mail and have not returned your ballot yet, do not mail it back. Read more


Montgomery County House Dems Announce $3M in Funding for Mitzvah Circle

(Oct 31, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 31 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County presented a check for $3 million to Mitzvah Circle Foundation to expand its critical services delivering immediate needs to vulnerable families. In partnership with more than 300 local organizations, MCF provides donated and purchased goods such as clothing, shoes, diapers, toiletries, period supplies, housewares and more – including many items not covered by food stamps or other safety net programs – to individuals and families in need. Families who can’t obtain these critical items become entrenched deeper in crisis. By providing a full array of life's essentials, MCF helps families to begin to break the cycle of crisis and poverty. “Mitzvah Circle is honored to receive this funding. It allows us to continue serving the most vulnerable families in Montgomery County,” said Fran Held, founder and director of MCF. The Montgomery County legislators, including Sens. Amanda Cappelletti, Maria Collett, Art Haywood, Vincent Hughes and Katie Muth, as well as Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Melissa Shusterman, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from American Rescue Plan Act funding. “Mitzvah Circle reaches into every corner of Montgomery County, and it Read more


Montgomery County House Democrats Announce $5.75M for Child Advocacy Center

(Oct 28, 2022)

HARRISBURG, Oct. 28 – Pennsylvania House Democrats in Montgomery County are congratulating the Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County for being awarded $5.75 million to build its Child Advocacy and Training Center. In a joint letter to Gov. Tom Wolf, members of the Montgomery County House Democratic Delegation shared that “Child abuse is a growing public health crisis that requires urgent intervention and response. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this issue significantly, placing an intense strain on our community’s most vulnerable members. The child advocacy center model is an evidence-based approach that has been found to provide a faster healing process for the child, more fluid collaboration between all professionals, and more effective and streamlined investigations. By providing on-site medical and mental health services, the facility would also be removing barriers to make care more accessible and equitable, as well as improving overall physical and mental health outcomes for children and their caregivers.” The Montgomery County legislators, including Reps. Matt Bradford, Tim Briggs, Joe Ciresi, Mary Jo Daley, Pam DeLissio, Nancy Guenst, Liz Hanbidge, Steve Malagari, Napoleon Nelson, Ben Sanchez, Greg Vitali, and Joe Webster, worked with the Wolf administration to help deliver the funds, which originate from the state’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program . Read more


Oct. 21 update: Abington's Tree Giveaway is Tomorrow

(Oct 21, 2022)

Thank you to everyone who came out to Rep. Liz Hanbidge’s and my first ever Family Fair Trunk or Treat this past Saturday in Upper Dublin. Read more


Sanchez announces $45K grant awarded to Manor College

(Oct 11, 2022)

JENKINTOWN, Oct. 11 – State Rep. Ben Sanchez, D-Montgomery, today announced that Manor College received a $45,000 grant to help students and the public achieve career readiness goals and strengthen job search training. Funding, which comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, will benefit the Manor College Digital Literacy program. The program consists of training, facilitated coaching from faculty, career counseling services and dedicated library hours for job search availability. “This grant will help ensure that local jobseekers can confidently apply digital-literacy skills in both the application process and on the job. It’ll also help retain top-notch faculty members who make this program possible and connect people to promising career opportunities,” Sanchez said. “Manor College’s Digital Literacy program gives its participants a competitive edge and helps them sharpen skills that they can utilize for several years to come.” “Manor College is ecstatic that our students will have this opportunity,” said Dr. Jonathan Peri, president of Manor College. “We cannot thank Representative Sanchez, the governor and secretary of L&I Jennifer Berrier, enough. Because of them, this is going to directly foster student success.” Addressing the ongoing digital-literacy barrier, the Digital Literacy and Workforce Read more


Oct. 5 update: Veterans and homeowners, stop by my district office tomorrow

(Oct 05, 2022)

Area veterans and homeowners, I hope to see you at my district office on Thursday! The services detailed below are free. Read more


September 22 update: Unity and camaraderie this week in Harrisburg

(Sep 22, 2022)

I recently joined fellow members of the PA House Transportation and Local Government Committees in Philadelphia for a close up look at the public and private investments that are driving the future of the southeast region and the Commonwealth. Read more


Rep. Sanchez's summer 2022 print newsletter

(Sep 12, 2022)

Rep. Sanchez's latest print newsletter features information on the 2022-23 state budget, redistricting, legislation he's introduced, and more. Read more


Sept. 8 update: Back to School & Community Updates

(Sep 08, 2022)

I am once again blown away by the generosity of this incredible community. Over the past month my office collected an abundance of school supplies to benefit the Breathing Room Foundation, a local organization dedicated to helping families facing a cancer diagnosis. Read more


August 25 update: A win for LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians

(Aug 25, 2022)

On August 16, Gov. Wolf signed an executive order to protect LGBTQIA+ Pennsylvanians from conversion therapy. Read more


August 12 update: Back-To-School Happenings

(Aug 12, 2022)

My office is still collecting school supplies to distribute to local Montgomery County students, but not for much longer! Read more


July 29 update: Talking Reproductive Rights with Vice President Harris

(Jul 29, 2022)

It was an incredible honor to participate in a roundtable discussion with Vice President Harris and colleagues from both the General Assembly and Congress last week. Read more