DeLissio sworn in as state representative

It’s official. State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio is the new state representative for the 194th Legislative District.

Rep. DeLissio took the oath of office during a ceremony at the state Capitol on Tuesday.

In a press release issued Tuesday night, DeLissio said the most important role the state can play in helping Pennsylvania’s economic recovery is to target the state’s limited resources.

“Creating an environment that allows businesses and entrepreneurs to create jobs, making sure children and adults have access to quality and affordable education and job training, and improving access to health care without breaking the budgets of families and businesses should be the state’s top priorities,” she explained in the release.

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Prior to this position, DeLissio served as administrator of the Roxborough Home for Women and then as president of the Kearsley Retirement Community in Philadelphia. She has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of long-term care and small business ownership.

Among other neighborhoods, DeLissio’s district covers portions of Manayunk and Roxborough.

She will return back to Harrisburg for a voting session on Jan. 18.

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