The House Urban Affairs Committee, on which I serve, recently advanced five bills. One would enable landlords to gain quicker access to properties vacated by their tenants. Others provide for the demolition of blighted properties; establish a fund to be used for the demolition or rehabilitation of blighted properties; establish a grant program for municipalities to create code enforcement programs; and eliminates excessive recording fees.
The recent Kids Expo at the Brandywine Youth Club fieldhouse provided plenty of family fun, exhibitions and educational opportunities. I enjoyed meeting the kids and their families.
This week, I had the pleasure of welcoming members of the House Judiciary, Urban Affairs and Human Services committees to my legislative district where we toured the Glen Mills Schools. Pictured with me from left are Reps. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny/Washington) and Barry Jozwiak (R-Berks), both members of the House Judiciary Committee.
I thoroughly enjoyed serving as master of ceremonies for opening day of the Rose Tree Colts Youth Football season. Pictured with me is Coach Ryan McQuade, vice president of the Rose Tree Colts board of directors.
I joined members of the Delaware County Council at Rose Tree Park in Upper Providence Township where we held a ceremony honoring the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
On Aug. 18, I took the oath of office at the state Capitol. I am humbled, and thankful to the citizens of the 168th Legislative District for entrusting me to represent them in Harrisburg.