HARRISBURG – Senator Pat Stefano (R-32) took the oath of office to begin representing residents of the 32nd Senatorial District during a ceremony on the Senate floor in Harrisburg today.
“I am deeply honored to serve my constituents in the Senate and make sure their voices are heard in Harrisburg,” Stefano said. “As a small business owner, I’ve seen first-hand the challenges workers and employers face in meeting payrolls and coping with regulations and red tape. My top priority will be to help create jobs, control state spending and ensure that our education system is meeting the needs of students so they can succeed after graduation.”
A lifelong resident of Fayette County, Stefano is a third-generation operator of his family’s printing company, Stefano’s Printing. Stefano worked full-time while attending Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, where he earned an Associate Degree in Business Administration. Stefano worked in the family business for the next 30 years, including the last 11 years as owner and operator.
“Last year as I entered my first campaign for public office, I had an opportunity to talk to thousands of residents in Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties about what they expect from their public officials and state government,” Stefano said. “As we begin a new legislative session, I will work hard to bring thoughtful, commonsense reforms and fiscal accountability to state government and represent the views of those who put their trust in me.”
In addition to job creation and government reform, Stefano cited education as a top priority, vowing to focus money on students and the classroom and ensuring that teachers have the tools they need to succeed.
Stefano and his wife, Tina, live in Bullskin Township, where they are raising four children. The 32nd Senatorial District includes all of Fayette County, all of Somerset County, and part of Westmoreland County consisting of the City of Monessen and the townships of East Huntingdon and Rostraver and the boroughs of Mount Pleasant, North Belle Vernon and Scottdale.
Stefano will be opening offices in downtown Connellsville and Somerset. He also maintains a presence on several social media sites, including Facebook www.facebook.com/SenatorStefano and Twitter www.twitter.com/senatorstefano, to provide updates on legislation and local events.
Photos, video and additional information from today’s swearing-in ceremony will be available online at www.senatorstefano.com.
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