Contact Information 
District Office
1 West Broad Street
Suite 100
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 453-1344
Fax: (570) 459-3946
Hours:  8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m
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Capitol Office
B-14 Main Capitol
PO Box 202116
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2116
Phone: (717) 260-6136
Phone (Toll-Free): 855-282-0611

Fax: (717) 782-2921
Newspaper Columns
09/17/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has issued a warning about a mail scam in which con artists have tried to defraud individuals by threatening them with legal action or criminal prosecution if they don’t pay an illegitimate tax debt immediately.
09/10/2018
I want to remind older residents in the Hazleton area about our upcoming Senior Citizens Expo. This free event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Boscov’s wing of Laurel Mall, 106 Laurel Mall Road in Hazle Township.
09/10/2018
Starting Tuesday, Sept. 4, eligible Pennsylvania residents who wish to obtain a REAL ID may begin the pre-verification process. Customers who received their first license before September 2003 and want to obtain a REAL ID will need to bring the required documents to a PennDOT Driver License Center so they can be verified in person.
08/30/2018
The grand jury report detailing the sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests released last week by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is horrifying and beyond criminal. The fact that victims were coerced to protect the institution is heart-wrenching.
08/21/2018
As students prepare to head back to school, the Pennsylvania Department of Health is urging parents and guardians to get their children vaccinated for protection against life-threatening diseases.
08/14/2018
Receding floodwaters and heavy rains are creating a perfect storm of conditions that have contributed to the highest level of West Nile virus activity in the state’s mosquito population since the disease was first discovered here in 2000, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
08/06/2018
The Pennsylvania Department of Military Affairs is reminding eligible Gulf War veterans that they have until Aug. 31, 2018, to apply for a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.
07/30/2018
Helping to ensure that agriculture remains one of Pennsylvania’s top industries and continues to help feed the world, the 2018-19 state budget, which took effect July 1, made several critical investments to address the industry’s most pressing challenges.
07/24/2018
Lyme disease is a top health concern in Pennsylvania, which leads the nation in the number of cases. Funding was included in the 2018-19 state budget, which took effect July 1, to help combat the spread of Lyme disease and treat those affected by the debilitating illness.
07/16/2018
The new state budget, which took effect July 1, directs critical investments to support community protection efforts.
07/10/2018
The tragedies at Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland have turned the issue of school safety into a national concern. No child should have to fear going to school, no educator should have to confront a gunman and no parent should have to worry his or her child won’t come home.
07/02/2018
Legislation was recently signed into law that provides additional educational support from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to children who are victims of violent crime, or who lose their parents as the result of a violent crime. I am a co-sponsor of Act 42 of 2018, formerly House Bill 1929, which ensures these young people benefit from the First Chance Trust Fund. The prime sponsor of the new law is Rep. Ron Marsico of Dauphin County, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
06/26/2018
With ambulance companies in urban, suburban and rural communities across Pennsylvania struggling to keep their doors open, lawmakers and EMS personnel gathered at the state Capitol in Harrisburg recently and issued a call to action on legislation to help ensure fair reimbursement for services provided.
06/11/2018
The evidence is mounting about the negative health effects of vaping, which unfortunately is a growing trend among teenagers. Legislation is advancing in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives that would help to keep electronic, or e-cigarettes, and other vaping products out of the hands of young people.
06/04/2018
State officials recently launched a public awareness campaign to bring more attention to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides a vital health service to thousands of families across Pennsylvania.