HARRISBURG – Rep. Andrew Lewis (R-Dauphin), a businessman and combat veteran, took the oath of office Tuesday to launch his second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
“There’s a ton of work to do,” Lewis said. “2020 was an unprecedented year, and we are beginning 2021 with many challenges. I’m eager to continue working on behalf of every family in the 105th District.”
Among Lewis’ priorities for the 2021-22 Legislative Session are getting safely through the COVID-19 pandemic and truly back to normal, bringing quality jobs to the 105th District, revitalizing Pennsylvania’s educational system to maximize flexibility for families, and reforming state government.
“Pennsylvania’s families and small businesses still face a litany of government-induced obstacles to recovery and economic prosperity. We need to protect civil liberties for individuals, family members and small businesses. This state has some of the highest taxes in the country, so we need the Taxpayer Protection Act to keep spending growth at or below the rate of inflation,” Lewis said.
Lewis said he also is frustrated that families who were promised a great education for their children are paying sky-high property taxes while essentially doing the heavy lifting to educate their children at home with virtual learning.
“They need options, and they need a break,” he said. “Also, we need structural reforms across state government, which includes spending smarter, spending less and enacting term limits. Like I said, there is a ton to do, and I’m moving into this next term with clear eyes and rolled-up sleeves, ready to tackle our challenges head on.”
Representative Andrew Lewis
105th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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