Solomon sworn in for second term as state representative

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Jared Solomon, D-Phila., today was sworn in to his second term in office during a Capitol ceremony as state representative for the 202nd Legislative District.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving my community.” Solomon said. “We must keep the momentum going. Our community had a great year. We made big gains on business corridor development, added security and championed many issues for the Northeast. This year will be another great one. I will continue to work tirelessly to make sure our neighborhood continues to grow as a diverse, multicultural epicenter of cuisine and small businesses. I will focus on large-scale development and building the capacity of our civic institutions.”

During his first term, Solomon passed legislation that ensured Pennsylvania can deliver state, local and federal benefits to our veterans. Solomon also established a commission to plan America’s 250th birthday, which will examine ways to drive infrastructure development in Philadelphia and in all of our counties.

Solomon also helped pass a bill that created a one-stop shop for businesses looking to open, expand, or relocate to Pennsylvania, which provides an easy way to navigate bureaucratic hurdles. He worked with Gov. Tom Wolf to add $50 million for workforce development to the 2018-19 state budget. This allocation will allow students to graduate from high school with the skills needed to enter the middle class and the local economy.

For the 2019-20 legislative session, Solomon said he will focus his legislative efforts on reducing poverty in the city. He also will push for comprehensive reform of the Landlord-Tenant Act and the Election Code.

The 202nd Legislative District comprises the neighborhoods of Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Lawncrest, Lawndale, Wissinoming, and Burholme.

Solomon’s district office is located at 7012 Castor Ave., 19149. The telephone number is 215-342-6340. Constituents can learn more about Solomon’s work by visiting his website at www.pahouse.com/Solomon, or following his social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives' swearing-in takes place on the first Tuesday in January every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 203rd legislative session.

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