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PRESS PHOTO COURTESY PA HOUSEState Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin his third term in the state House of Representatives, Harrisburg. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY PA HOUSEState Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, took the oath of office Jan. 1 to begin his third term in the state House of Representatives, Harrisburg.

Schweyer begins third term as state representative

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

State Rep. Peter Schweyer began his third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where he will represent the people living in the 22nd Legislative District during the 2019-20 legislative session.

Schweyer’s legislative priorities include protecting and expanding access to health insurance, appropriately funding Pennsylvania’s public schools and supporting the creation of more family-sustaining jobs in the Lehigh Valley.

He supports increasing Pennsylvania’s minimum wage to help lift people out of poverty, continued criminal justice reform as well as supporting sustainable, alternative energy and a significant investment in support of our veterans.

To this end, Schweyer has begun the process of reintroducing several bills and resolutions from previous sessions that would protect health care for people suffering from pre-existing medical conditions, expanding educational opportunities for all students, conducting a study on income inequality and supporting veteran suicide prevention organizations.

Schweyer’s constituent service office is located at 1912 S. 4th St., South Allentown, and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The phone number is 610-791-6270.

Schweyer invites constituents to visit his webpage at pahouse.com/Schweyer; his Facebook account at facebook.com/RepSchweyer and his legislative Twitter account at Twitter.com/RepSchweyer for updates and news about the community.

The swearing-in ceremony in the House chamber marked the start of the 203rd legislative session.

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Editor’s note: The 22nd District includes Cedar Crest College and Muhlenberg College, Allentown Ward 1, Ward 2, Ward 3, Ward 4, Ward 5, Ward 6 Division 1, Ward 07, Ward 08 Divisions 1 and 2, Ward 9, Ward 10 Division 1, Ward 11 Divisions 1 and 2, Ward 12, Ward 14 Division 2, Ward 16 and Ward 19.