On Jan. 14, I had the opportunity to honor members of the Army’s 978th Composite Supply Company at a formal send-off ceremony prior to their impending overseas deployment. In addition to thanking them for the important work they do in support of our military, I presented them with a Pennsylvania flag to take with them. Pictured from left are: Spc. Derek Gibson; Sgt. Austin Herrara; me; 1st Sgt. Matthew Krug; Sgt. Jason Stott and Sgt. Nicholas Direnzo.
On Jan. 3, I took the oath of office for the 2017-18 legislative session -- my first full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In all 200 members, including 23 first-term members were sworn in.
I recently toured the Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center (DCCAC) in Media, which provides a safe environment for abused and neglected children to share their experiences and begin to heal. I am pictured with Patricia Kosinski, the executive director of Family Support Line, which offers prevention programs, specialized treatment, training and advocacy in the prevention of child sexual abuse.
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.