Session marks beginning of 205th Pennsylvania General Assembly
HARRISBURG – Rep. Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) today was sworn in as the state representative of the 124th Legislative District. This will be Knowles’ seventh term in office.
“I am grateful for the trust placed in me by the residents of the district, and I am eager to begin our legislative process in these challenging times,” said Knowles.
Knowles added his priorities for the coming 2021-22 session will be to get the economy back to running at peak efficiency, election reform and property tax elimination.
“The coronavirus pandemic has caused businesses to close and workers to lose their jobs. We must continue to build on legislation that has been signed into law such as the Senior Protection Act, a collaborative effort to bring our teaching hospitals and nursing homes together; legislation to support our business community; and measures to ensure students are getting the necessary education.
“Our review of the 2020 election by the House State Government Committee and our pursuit of an audit of the 2020 election will continue into this session. Though elections are political in nature, the process by which they are held should be anything but political. When people question the process, they question the results.
“I am a strong supporter of property tax elimination. I recognize this is an uphill battle as evidenced by the last vote in the House where the elimination was overwhelmingly opposed. Property tax elimination is what the people of my district want, and I will continue to push for it.”
Knowles operates a district office located at 202 East Broad St. in Tamaqua. The office hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the phone number is 570-668-1240.
Information about any state legislative topic can be found online at RepKnowles.com
Representative Jerry Knowles
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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On Jan. 5, 2021, Rep. Jerry Knowles took the oath of office to become the state representative from the 124th Legislative District. Knowles will be serving his seventh term in the House of Representatives.