HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) was sworn-in for his third term to the Senate of Pennsylvania to represent the 29th Senatorial District today during a ceremony at the state Capitol.
Argall, who was first elected to the Senate after winning a special election in March of 2009, will continue representing Schuylkill and parts of northern and western Berks counties in the Pennsylvania state Senate.
Argall says his top priority for the new two-year session is tackling school property tax elimination with a broad bipartisan coalition in the legislature.
“This continues to be the issue I hear about on a daily basis,” Argall said. “When we started six years ago, we had roughly a quarter of the Senate supporting the measure. Today, I am more optimistic than ever that the Senate can pass a bill that would eliminate this school property tax. Our current school property tax system is quite frankly rotten at the core.”
Senator Argall will serve in a leadership post for the 2017-18 legislative session as Chairman of the Senate Majority Policy Committee, which is tasked with developing legislation on a broad range of issues in the Senate.
Argall said if local residents have concerns with their state government, that they should contact him via email (email@example.com), over the phone (toll-free at 1-877-327-4255) or at any of his local offices, which he shares many with other lawmakers to cut costs. Argall’s office also assists residents with various applications for state programs, including PACE/PACENET, birth and death certificates, PennDOT work and more.
Sen. Argall lives in Rush Township, Schuylkill County with his wife, Beth. Residents may follow the senator on Facebook at facebook.com/SenatorArgall, Twitter @SenatorArgall and Instagram @SenatorArgall.
You can read more about Senator Argall, as well as subscribe to weekly e-newsletters he sends containing local updates on important events as well as recaps of activity in the state Senate, by visiting www.SenatorArgall.com.Senator Argall with his wife, Beth, and children A.J. and Elise at his office in the state Capitol on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.