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Ceremonies in Harrisburg and Washington swear in Pennsylvania Democrats


State Rep. Wendy Ullman and Sen. Steve Santarsario of Bucks County were among Democrats sworn into office during Capitol ceremonies last week.

Ullman represents the 143rd Legislative District, formerly represented by Marguerite Quinn. A resident of Plumstead Township, Ullman has taught English at Bucks County Community College and Montgomery County Community College.

“I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to represent my community’s interests in Harrisburg,” said Ullman. “I look forward to working hard to address issues that matter to residents of the communities I represent and to helping create a bright future for all Pennsylvanians.”

“This is a new job for me. I am learning what to do,” she said, speaking from her desk in Harrisburg.

Ullman said her legislative priorities include creating an economy that works for everyone, providing for a quality education for all students, supporting women’s rights, and making sure health care is affordable and accessible.

Sen. Steve Santarsiero representing the 10th Senatorial District, was sworn in for his first term in the State Senate during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber.

Santarsiero was joined by over 100 friends and family for his swearing-in ceremony. “I love the 10th District and am honored to have the opportunity to represent my community and the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” Santarsiero said.

The Lower Makefield lawmaker was a member of the state House of Representatives from 2009 to 2016 and the first Chief Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection in Pennsylvania under Attorney General Josh Shapiro from 2017 to 2018.

Santarsiero’s top priorities include strengthening democracy, rooting out corruption through campaign finance reform, protecting the environment, common sense gun safety reform, affordable and accessible health care, and education funding.