Schweyer sworn in to serve Allentown, Emmaus, Salisbury Township

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to serve the new 134th Legislative District in Lehigh County.

Today’s ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Schweyer’s fifth term as legislator.

“The new year and the new legislative session mean a fresh start to overcome our challenges and focus on the issues important to the people of Pennsylvania,” said Schweyer, D-Lehigh. “I will focus on the basics, like creating family-sustaining jobs, ensuring access to health care, and fighting to keep our neighborhoods safe. And, as always, my top priority is ensuring that the students of the Allentown, East Penn and Salisbury school districts have the resources they need to succeed.

“I am looking forward to working with Governor-Elect Shapiro, Lt. Governor-Elect Davis and the vastly-changed state House to create meaningful policies that will benefit working-class families throughout the Lehigh Valley.”

Schweyer’s committee assignments for the 2023-24 session will be announced later this month.

His office can be reached at 610-791-6270, by email at, and constituents are also encouraged to follow him on social media on Facebook and Twitter @RepSchweyer.

The new 134th Legislative District includes portions of the city of Allentown [Wards 2 and 3, Ward 11 (Districts 1 and 3), Ward 12, Ward 13 (Districts 1, 2 and 3), Ward 16 and Ward 19], the borough of Emmaus, and portions of Salisbury Township [Wards 4 and 5].