New Local State Rep, Michael Stender, Takes ‘Oath of Office’

From the State House:

Lynda Schlegel Culver’s State House Replacement Sworn In

Harrisburg Welcomes New State Representatives

HARRISBURG – The state legislature welcomed in its newest members Rep Michael Stender, (R-Montour/Northumberland) and Heather Boyd, (D-Delaware) who both won their special elections last month.

Mike Stender is now a former Harrisburg firefighter, who is sworn in to replace Lynda Schlegel Culver in the 108th District. Schlegel Culver is now a state senator, replacing John Gordner who is now working the state senate as counsel.

Speaker of the House Joanna McClinton says “swearing in new members is a special occasion in the state House of Representatives … I’m confident the 120,000 Pennsylvanians they collectively represent will benefit from having dedicated elected officials as there voice.”

McClinton would go on to add that Boyd and Stender would bring valuable experience to their new roles, and that the new members are joining at a busy time. The state legislature advanced 44 bipartisan bills in the past three weeks in April and May, as well as debating the state budget which is due by June 30.

The addition of Stender and Boyd, the state House is back at its full 203-member capacity

“The state House has been advancing legislation to strengthen our communities and help Pennsylvanians of all ages at an ambitious pace,” McClinton said. “I’m proud of the work the House has been able to achieve so far this legislative session and am hopeful about what we’ll continue to accomplish.”

With the addition of Stender and Boyd, the state House is restored to its full 203-member complement.

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