I participated in the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence ceremony commemorating victims of domestic violence homicide in 2014. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and tragically, there have been victims killed from the 48th Senate District during the year. To honor the memory of all victims, PCADV held a ceremony at the Capitol where I read names of victims from Dauphin County. PA says NO MORE, together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault.
I was honored to support Brigadier General Timothy Hilty, of Lebanon, with his appointment to Major General with assignment as Assistant Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania Army National Guard. His promotion was approved on October 14 by the Pennsylvania State Senate. Congratulations!
On September 15, 2014, I had the pleasure to speak at the Campaign for Compassion Rally in support of Senate Bill 1182. This is about a Constitutional right to have safe access to medical cannabis to fight for your life.
On July 22, 2014, I participated in a Center for Rural Pennsylvania Public Hearing on the “Heroin Crisis Facing Pennsylvania” at Reading Area Community College. I commend Chairman Gene Yaw and Vice-Chairman John Wozniak (pictured) for holding these important hearings.
Father Job Foote, a constituent of the 48th Senate District, served as the Senate's Guest Chaplain on June 18th. Father Foote is the Pastor at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Annville.
On June 17, 2014, I had the opportunity to meet with Mckenzy Keener, Dairy Princess of Lebanon County, while she was at the Capitol with the Pennsylvania Dairymen’s Association.
On June 13, 2014, I was honored to give a personal Capitol tour to veterans from the Lebanon VA Medical Center. I sincerely thank them all for their service to our Country!
I recently toured the ArcelorMittal plant in Steelton, PA. In this photo, John Nelson, Area Manager of the 28” Rail Mill, is giving me an overview of what is done in his work area. Also in the photo (L-R): Larry Bellis, Area Manager of the 44” Mill; Fred Sembach, my Chief of Staff; John Nelson; myself; Steven Taylor, Plant Manager; and David Wirik, former Plant Manager.
Lebanon Valley College students, Amisha Lala and Adam Fuehrer, both in their third year of LVC's six-year Physical Therapy Doctoral program, recently visited the Capitol. Along with Amisha and Adam is Breanne Zipko, LVC Financial Aid Administrator and Adjunct Instructor in Spanish.
On Tuesday, April 1, 2014, I was honored to be able to speak at the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges rally. The 14 Community Colleges in Pennsylvania provide high quality education and workforce training to nearly 500,000 individuals.
Senator Folmer always enjoys meeting constituents - especially students! Here are some from Dauphin County Technical School, who visited the Capitol in December.
Naomi Zeigler, a senior at Palmyra Area High School, recently spent the day with me as a student shadow.