October 3, 2018 - I am honored to have been named a National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Guardian of Small Business for my 100% voting record on behalf of PA’s small business owners in the 2017-18 legislative session. Thank you to NFIB State Legislative Director Rebecca Oyler for presenting me with this wonderful award!
October 1, 2018 - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. An important part of raising awareness involves helping people understand the importance of screening and detecting cancer in its early stages so that treatment can occur to increase survival rates and healing. Supporting the Fighters. Admiring the Survivors. Remembering the Taken. And never, ever giving up Hope.
September 25, 2018 - I had the great honor of introducing an outstanding group of athletes on the Senate Floor: the Northeastern High School boys' volleyball team, who claimed their SIXTH STRAIGHT PIAA 2A State Championship!
This organization has demonstrated superior sportsmanship and remarkable athletic abilities, finishing their championship season undefeated at 21-0. What makes their six-year championship streak even more amazing is their overall record of 131 wins and only 3 losses, all under the direction of Coach Matt Wilson.
Watch my introduction of the team on the Senate Floor here: https://pasen.wistia.com/medias/ijopzwzt58. Pictured: Zech Sanderson, Nate Wilson, Austin Richards, Alex Finch, Jared Furst, Robby Wolfgang, Jacob Eisenhart, Kyle Williams, Joel Braswell, Coach Matt Wilson and Northeastern School District Athletic Director Bryan Stephens.
August 8, 2018 - PA Senate Majority Policy Committee School Safety Roundtable discussion at Cedar Crest High School.
August 4, 2018 - Sweep the Streets co-founders Rob Cleapor, George Rodriguez and Angel Cruz. I had a great time at the Sweep the Streets basketball tournament at Southeast Playground in the City of Lebanon! Sweep the Streets mentors troubled youth in Lebanon City to help them turn obstacles into opportunities.
June 18, 2018 - Meet my summer intern, Ana-Sofia Puig. Ana is from Mechanicsburg and the daughter of Ana Meyers and Alex Puig. She is entering her sophomore year at the University of Pittsburgh, where she is a dual major in political science and psychology with a certificate in public and professional writing.
June 4, 2018 - I was pleased to attend the A.B.A.T.E. of PA (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) Motorcyclist Rights Rally, and to present the Senator Clarence Bell Scholarship to Samantha McCully of Palmyra who is attending HACC for Business Management.
May 2, 2018 - It was wonderful meeting Brooke Halinar at the PA Capitol. Brooke, a junior from Cornwall-Lebanon School District, placed first in the 2018 PA Poetry Out Loud competition sponsored by the PA Council on the Arts and received an Honorable Mention in the national contest in Washington, D.C.
April 17, 2018 - It was great meeting with Lebanon High School students and staff who were in Harrisburg as part of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Day at the Capitol! Thank you, Denise Colon, Collin Mentzer, Solia Horn, Glorianna Fraytic, Elizabeth Cartagena, Jill Trate, Max Guzman, Elizabeth Rivera and Vicki Haake, for your passion and advocacy on behalf of those fighting cancer, survivors and the American Cancer Society!
April 17, 2018 - Neal Rose of Dauphin County, a Senior Global Studies, Spanish and Criminal Justice Major at Lebanon Valley College, explains his poster (Francisco Franco and the Spanish Civil War: U.S. Interests and the Preservation of the Spanish Dictator) at Undergraduate Research at the Capitol.
March 29, 2018 - It was a pleasure to listen to and meet the Lower Dauphin High School Chamber Singers and Women’s Select Choir when they performed in the State Capitol Building under the direction of Elizabeth Colpo. What a talented group of students!
February 1, 2018 - Senator John DiSanto and I filmed an educational and fascinating cable show at Keystone State Testing in Lower Paxton Township, one of two state-approved facilities that tests medical cannabis in PA. It is exciting to see the different aspects of Act 16 of 2016 coming together to safely bring this medicine, medical cannabis, to patients.