– An active first year in office has earned state Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) a deputy chairmanship on the House Majority Policy Committee.
“State legislators have a responsibility to establish relationships with other members in order to gain knowledge outside the comfort zone of your district,” Rigby said. “One of the ways I’ve chosen to do this is by attending as many of this committee’s hearings and tours as I can, and it is an honor to be asked to serve in this manner.”
“Rep. Rigby will do a terrific job as our newest deputy policy chairman,” said Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), the committee’s chairman. “For the past year, Jim has been an active participant in our Policy Committee roundtables, tours and events, so he is acutely aware of the issues we’ve been addressing. We’re excited to have him as part of our team and look forward to working with him in the new year.”
The committee travels frequently throughout the state, working on issues involving health care, small business independence, good jobs, economic innovation and investment, education, our founding principles and state-federal government reforms.
“As state representatives, we’re asked to be cognizant not only about issues and opinions in our districts but of those in other parts of the Commonwealth,” added Rigby. “I encourage my colleagues to participate in this committee’s activities, especially freshman members. It’s a kind of crash course in state government for House members.”
Questions about this or any legislative issue should be directed to Rigby’s district office by calling 814-536-9818.
Representative Jim Rigby
71st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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717.260.6137 (office), 717.497.5967 (cell)
State Rep. Jim Rigby (R-Johnstown) has been appointed to serve as deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee. He is pictured with Committee Chairman Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).