HARRISBURG – Rep. Jack Rader (R-Monroe) today took the oath of office to begin his fourth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.
“I am proud and humbled to be able to serve my friends and neighbors in our wonderful Pocono communities and look forward to once again being their voice in Harrisburg,” said Rader. “From ensuring the integrity of future elections to jumpstarting Pennsylvania’s economy as we recover from the devastation created by the pandemic, plenty of hard work lies ahead.”
The swearing-in ceremony marked the official start of the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Republicans currently hold the majority with 113 seats, including the vacancy created by the untimely death of Rep. Mike Reese (R-Westmoreland/Somerset) on Saturday. Fourteen new Republican House members were sworn in today. Members also reelected Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) as Speaker of the House.
To limit the number of persons in the House chamber, the oath of office was administered four times to four separate groups of members to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Members and guests were also required to wear face masks and follow social distancing guidelines.
Rader represents the 176th Legislative District in Monroe County consisting of the townships of Chesnuthill, Eldred, Jackson, Pocono, Polk, Tobyhanna and Tunkhannock, and the borough of Mount Pocono.
Representative Jack Rader
176th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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