Jan. 06, 2015

State Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) on Tuesday was sworn in to represent constituents of the 47th Legislative District during the 2015-16 state House session. He was also officially appointed majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee.

Standing beside him during the swearing-in ceremony are state Reps. Stan Saylor (R-Red Lion, on left) and John Payne (R-Dauphin).
– In addition to being sworn in to his seventh term in service to the 47th Legislative District on Tuesday, state Rep. Keith Gillespie (R-Hellam) was officially appointed majority chairman of the House Game and Fisheries Committee for the 2015-16 session.

“As an avid sportsman, I am really looking forward to serving the people of the Commonwealth in this capacity,” Gillespie said. “Pennsylvania hunters and anglers are among the most passionate about their sport in the country and I am anxious to represent their interests in the General Assembly.”

Duties of the committee include receiving and reviewing annual performance and status reports from the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC). It also serves as an intermediary between members of the General Assembly and both commissions, as well as the Federal Fish and Wildlife Services.

“I’m well acquainted with both PGC Executive Director Matthew Hough and PFBC Executive Director John Arway and am looking to working with them over the next two years,” added Gillespie.

Gillespie is a former majority chairman of the House Urban Affairs Committee. In representing the 47th District, Gillespie serves residents of the townships of Conewago, East Manchester, Hellam, Manchester and Springettsbury (Districts 02, 03 and 07) and the boroughs of Hallam, Manchester, Mount Wolf, North York, Wrightsville and York Haven.

Questions about this or any legislative issue should be addressed to Gillespie’s district office by calling (717) 840-4711.

Representative Keith Gillespie
47th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Scott Little