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PRESS PHOTO COURTESY PA HOUSEState Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, raises his hand Jan. 1 to take the oath of office in Harrisburg for the second time as a state representative. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY PA HOUSEState Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, raises his hand Jan. 1 to take the oath of office in Harrisburg for the second time as a state representative.

Mako takes oath of office

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, joined his colleagues Jan. 1 in taking the oath of office as a state representative for the 2019-20 legislative session.

This is his second term representing the residents of the 183rd Legislative District.

Mako, was appointed one of 10 deputy policy chairmen for the legislative session.

“It is an honor to have been selected for this role in only my second term,” Mako said. “Through my work on the Policy Committee, I will continue to fight for property tax reform, job creation and infrastructure improvements. I believe my military experience will offer a different perspective in meetings.”

The House Majority Policy Committee conducts hearings and roundtable discussions about important statewide and regional issues that matter most to Pennsylvania citizens; gathers testimony and information from key stakeholders; and works within the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those issues.

The Policy Committee also works in tandem with the speaker and majority leader to examine and refine critical pieces of legislation in advance of floor consideration.

“Rep. Mako is no stranger to hard work and dedication to get the job done,” Majority Policy Committee Chair Donna Oberlander said. “Zach’s combat military experience in Afghanistan, combined with his legislative efforts thus far, have distinguished him among his colleagues, and I look forward to hearing his perspectives as we develop good public policies for our Commonwealth.”

More information about the policy committee is available at PAGOPPolicy.com.

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Editor’s note: The 183rd District includes South Whitehall (part), Washington and Whitehall (part) townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County and Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships, and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County.