(Jun 17, 2015)
HARRISBURG, June 17 – State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-Lehigh, today announced he will serve as the chairman of the Northeast Democratic Delegation for the remainder of the 2015-16 legislative session.
Schlossberg, who was elected vice chairman of the delegation at the start of session, became chairman after Rep. Mike Carroll resigned from the position to serve as the Democratic chairman of the Agriculture Committee.
"It is an honor to have been selected for this responsibility, and I look forward to getting the opportunity to see and learn more about our beautiful and historic region," Schlossberg said. "This opportunity will allow me to better advocate not just for the people of Allentown but for all of northeastern Pennsylvania."
"Mike Schlossberg is bringing an energetic new approach that's welcome and needed in Harrisburg," said Democratic Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny. "I know he'll do a fantastic job as the chairman of the regional delegation and working for stronger schools, lower property taxes, more jobs and better state government."
The Northeast Democratic Delegation consists of House members from Berks, Lackawanna, Northampton, Schuylkill, Lehigh and Luzerne counties.
"I am committed to strengthening northeastern Pennsylvania and I look forward to working with my colleagues throughout the region to do just that," Schlossberg said. "Each member of the delegation is bound to face issues unique to their districts, but despite that we are stronger and more Read more