Rep. Lori Mizgorski to seek re-election to State House -

Rep. Lori Mizgorski to seek re-election to State House

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 1:24 PM

SHALER – State Representative and former Shaler Township Commissioner Lori Mizgorski (R-30) today announced her bid for re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives serving the 30th Legislative District which includes Hampton, Richland, Shaler (part), Fox Chapel and O’Hara (part). Family, friends and supporters will gather on Thursday, January 30th from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Casey’s Family Restaurant in Shaler to kick-off her 2020 re-election campaign.

Rep. Mizgorski is running on her bi-partisan record of accomplishments that include protecting families and taxpayers, prioritizing education and school safety, developing our workforce, helping small businesses succeed and seeking commonsense solutions to our transportation system needs.

“It is an honor to serve the communities where I grew up,” said Rep. Mizgorski. “As a mother, wife and former local elected official, I understand the challenges many in our district face. As State Representative, I have been a strong voice for our values in Harrisburg, and I will continue to put our families, seniors and local communities first.”

In her first year in office, Rep. Mizgorski voted for a bi-partisan budget that provided record funding for education, invested in additional school safety improvements, promoted career and technical education for our workers, increased efforts to combat the opioid crisis, fostered economic growth and good paying jobs and saved over $300 million in the Rainy Day Fund – all without raising taxes.

“I am proud to have supported a fiscally responsible budget that was passed by members of both sides of the aisle and signed into law by the governor,” said Mizgorski. “Thanks to the growing economy, we were able to focus this budget on priorities important to the hard-working residents in our district. I will continue to work to make Pennsylvania a place where individuals and families thrive, and small businesses succeed.”

Rep. Mizgorski serves on the House Transportation Committee, and in July, she was appointed to the House Republican Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force. As the only representative from Allegheny County who serves on both the committee and taskforce, Rep. Mizgorski provides residents in Southwestern Pennsylvania with a strong voice in addressing our transportation and infrastructure needs.

“I am honored to provide residents in our region with a strong voice in Harrisburg and locally as a member of the House Transportation Committee, Port Authority of Allegheny County and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Task Force,” said Mizgorski. “While serving as a Shaler Township Commissioner for nine years prior to my election to the State House, I addressed difficult road, bridge and infrastructure issues to keep residents safe and to improve their quality of life. This background has provided me with the experience and skills necessary to deal with the important transportation and infrastructure issues facing every level of government across the Commonwealth.”

Rep. Mizgorski is recognized as an effective legislator in Harrisburg who is willing to work in a bi-partisan manner to improve the quality of life for residents here in Allegheny County and across the state. Her first bill to strengthen the Commonwealth’s “Do Not Call” list was passed unanimously by the State House and Senate and was recently signed into law. This law will help to reduce unwanted telemarketer calls generated within Pennsylvania, ban the calls on legal holidays and expand the PA “Do Not Call” list to businesses.

“Whether it is working to reduce unwanted telemarketing calls, supporting victim protection legislation or backing the Highmark/UPMC deal to ensure access to quality health care, my goal as State Representative is to make lives better,” said Mizgorski. “I believe I am helping to make a positive difference in peoples’ lives, and I know there is much more to do. That is why I am running for re-election.”

As the mother of three children, Rep. Mizgorski understands that state government must work for the families she serves. In her first year in office, she secured more than $1 million in state grant funding for worthwhile projects benefitting residents within the 30th Legislative District and neighboring communities.

In order to be accessible and responsive to her constituents, Rep. Mizgorski has added evening outreach hours in the district office and at local libraries. She has extended services to include applications for Port Authority Connect Cards for Seniors and Access Cards, in addition to providing assistance with all state-related issues. Rep. Mizgorski and her team will continue to work to make her office a resource center for the community.

“As State Representative, I will always be a strong advocate for my constituents in Harrisburg, as well as provide the very best constituent services here at home,” said Rep. Mizgorski. “I work hard every day to make their lives better and to ensure that the 30th Legislative District and Pennsylvania remain a great place to live, work and raise our families.”

A lifelong resident of Shaler Township, Lori and her husband, David, chose to raise their children in the community where they grew up.  In addition to her service as a Shaler Township Commissioner, Rep. Mizgorski also worked as Chief of Staff to her predecessor, former Rep. Hal English, for five years. She has been very involved in the community including her service for more than a decade on the board of directors of the nationally recognized Shaler North Hills Library where she promotes the library’s mission to empower citizens through literacy.

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