Democrat Speaker of the House Shuts Down Debate and Ideas From Across the Aisle

May. 21, 2024 / Embed

During our 30-minute session, the Democrat Speaker of the House once again shut down ideas from across the aisle. We were elected to debate ideas and vote on whether they will improve the lives of our constituents. This is not happening in the House chamber. We need leadership that has a desire to do the will of the people, not the will of the party. It is time for politics to step off the floor.

House Resolutions Divide, Not Unite

May. 15, 2024 / Embed

The House has considered many resolutions this session that dedicate a specific day or month to a certain religious group, disease or person. This forces people to choose what groups they identify with and distract from what we all truly are, Americans and Pennsylvanians.

House Resolutions are Not Bills

May. 15, 2024 / Embed

Resolutions have been dominating conversation in the statehouse. These are feel-good proclamations that designate a day or month in honor of a specific group or person. I have been voting and will continue to vote “no” on all resolutions that do not honor law enforcement or veterans. These men and women who sacrificed for our Commonwealth and country deserve that recognition. All other topics, in my opinion, do not fall under the purview of government.

Elections Must Be Free and Fair

Mar. 27, 2024 / Embed

An audit of the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors (SURE) system conducted five years ago unveiled a host of issues. A vendor was hired in 2022 to work on those problems; however, the vendor contract was sold a week later to another company and no work has since been done to correct the reported issues. According to Department of State Secretary Al Schmidt, a new vendor will be hired this summer and then the updates will begin. The Department of State (DOS) needs to correct these issues with SURE before the 2024 General Election. The secretary's answers to my questions about the SURE system updates do not inspire confidence about this upcoming election.

Opposing the Proposed Cuffs Run Storage Pump Facility

Feb. 13, 2024 / Embed

On Feb. 12, I joined community leaders and colleagues for a press conference to oppose the proposed Cuffs Run storage pump facility. This project would come at the expense of 1,000 acres of valuable farmland and effect the lives of families who’ve lived on and farmed this land for generations. I stand with residents of Chanceford Township in strongly opposing this project.

Interview with Sec. Russell Redding at the 108th Farm Show

Jan. 09, 2024 / Embed

I had the opportunity to interview Secretary Russell Redding at the Farm Show about what the annual exhibition means to Pennsylvania and our residents, as well as talk about the future of ag in the Commonwealth. It's always a great time celebrating ag at the Pennsylvania Farm Show!