Harrisburg, January 6, 2015 – Senator Lisa M. Boscola today took the oath of office in swearing-in ceremonies at the State Capitol as she begins a new term in the Pennsylvania Senate.

“I love my constituency and am so proud to have another opportunity to represent them,” Boscola said.  “I will continue to do my best to represent the people of Lehigh and Northampton counties.”

With family, friends and supporters on hand, Boscola took the oath and pledged to continue fighting to eliminate property taxes and rebuild Pennsylvania’s aging infrastructure.

The Northampton lawmaker won both the Democratic and Republican party nominations en route to her victory for another four-year term in November. Boscola, a member of the Senate Democratic leadership team, chairs the Policy Committee, which helps shape the caucus’ legislative agenda.

Boscola said her top priorities include cutting property taxes, helping businesses create more jobs, and rebuilding the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, utility, water and sewer systems.

“Our state faces some serious challenges in this new legislative session,” Boscola said. “It is more important than ever that we put politics aside and work together to find lasting solutions.”

During the past term, Boscola led the fight on property tax reform, introducing legislation to freeze property taxes for senior citizens, as well as legislation redirecting table games taxes to property tax relief. She also helped write utility regulatory reform legislation and spearheaded efforts to help Bethlehem gain entry into a new economic development program.

Her 18th Senatorial District includes: Bethlehem City, Catasauqua borough, Coplay Borough, Emmaus Borough, Fountain Hill Borough, Hanover Township (Lehigh County), Salisbury Township, Whitehall Township, Bethlehem Township, Easton City, Freemansburg Borough, Glendon Borough, Hellertown Borough, Lower Saucon Township, North Catasauqua Borough, Northampton Borough, Palmer Township, Stockertown Borough, Tatamy Borough, West Easton Borough, Williams Township and Wilson Borough.

Her Bethlehem office is located at One East Broad Street, Suite 120 (Phone 610-868-8667).

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