Berks Legislators to Share Office

HAMBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29), Senator Mike Folmer (R-48) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124) are now sharing an office located in Hamburg’s Borough Hall at 61 North Third Street in an effort to reduce state spending.

“I am pleased to share this office with Senator Folmer and Representative Knowles. Representing a sprawling district from Pine Grove to Maidencreek to the Poconos, it is important for me to share offices. In these tough economic times, this saves thousands of dollars for the taxpayers,” stated Senator Argall.

“Last year when I announced the closing of my Berks County office, I said the legislature had to ‘walk the talk,’ and examine ways to reduce state spending. I believe that is exactly what this collaboration between Senator Argall, Representative Knowles and myself does,” said Senator Folmer. “We still will provide assistance with state government services, yet in a more efficient, and cost-saving manner.”

“The downtown location of this office makes services accessible for many local residents from northern Berks and southern Schuylkill counties,” said Argall, who authored the Downtown Location Law in 2000 that encouraged state agencies to locate facilities in downtown areas.

The office offers information on many different state programs, including property tax and rent rebate applications, PACE applications, higher education grant applications, copies of maps, absentee ballot applications, voter registration forms, state brochures and public service information, state ID cards, renewal applications for vehicle and license registrations and other PENNDOT paperwork. The district offices also provide information and updates on legislation, as well as copies of state laws and pending legislation.

Constituents are encouraged to contact the Hamburg office by calling 610-562-3411 on weekdays between 9am and 4pm.

Contact: Jon Hopcraft (Sen. Argall)
717.787.2637 | 570.773.0891
Contact: Beth Williams (Sen. Folmer)
Contact: Sean Yeakle (Rep. Knowles)

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