Two local state representatives began their terms on New Years Day with a swearing in ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.
Dan Deasy, the state representative for Dormont Borough, starts his third term in office this year, while newcomer Erin Molchany, representing Brookline and other nearby Pittsburgh neighborhoods, took the oath for the first time.
"I'm honored to continue representing the people of the 27th District and look forward to being their voice in Harrisburg and in all state matters that are important to them," Deasy said in a statement released Tuesday. "I look forward to connecting with constituents at events I plan to host throughout the community to better serve them."
In a separate statement released Tuesday, Molchany said there is much to be done in her 22nd Legislative District, and that the opportunity to speak for the community where she grew up is humbling.
"As I have done before, I again pledge tireless dedication and my deepest commitment to serving everyone in my district. There is so much to do. I'll be there with you and hope you'll be there with me," she said.
Deasy's district includes parts of the city of Pittsburgh, Neville Township, part of Stowe Township, and the boroughs of Avalon, Ben Avon, Crafton, Dormont, Emsworth, Glenfield and Ingram and part of McKees Rocks.
Dormont residents can contact Deasy's office at 412-928-9514 or visit the office at 436 S. Main St. in Pittsburgh's West End neighborhood from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is open on Thursdays until 6 p.m. Additional satellite office hours are available by appointment. See his homepage on the House of Representatives website for details.
Molchany's district includes the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of Brookline, Beechview, Mount Washington, Duquesne Heights, Overbrook, Manchester, Sheraden and Esplen, as well as Baldwin Township, and the boroughs of Castle Shannon and Whitehall.
Brookline residents can contact Molchany's office at 412-343-2094 or visit the office at 900 Brookline Boulevard in Brookline from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. See her homepage on the House of Representatives website for details.