Legislative Interviews

Legislative Interviews are conducted annually.

In early 2019, we received from the PA League a cover letter and interview questions to ask the state legislators who represent the citizens of Lehigh County in the PA State Assembly this year.  We created a editable document with interview questions only.  We also added Questions Updated w Supplemental Questions.  The purposes of these legislative interviews are:

• To learn where legislators stand on specific issues so the League can be a better advocate on our positions.
• To educate legislators about issues the League cares about and to let them know our position on those issues.
• To help Leagues build a relationship with their legislators.

We started the process of contacting the local offices of our nine legislators to schedule interviews using the following questions about current issues.  Click on the link for positions or “Where We Stand” recently received from the state League.
1. Voting and Elections Modernization
2. Redistricting Reform (update coming soon)
3. Criminal Justice Reform
4. Environmental Protection (see below; updates coming soon)

Land Use
Natural Gas Extraction from Marcellus Shale
Pooling
Pipelines

Action Co-Chairs Mary Erdman and Jan Little and Secretary Molly Faust scheduled interviews and recruited members to join them.  One of the members who attended the interview wrote up the legislator’s answers; all members who attended contributed to the report.   The reports are posted below.  Emma Lewis input the information into a GoogleForm.   The state League will refer to these answers when developing initiatives.

Representatives

2019 Legislative Interviews Scheduled & Completed

  • Gary W. Day:  Will submit written answers to questions.
  • Ryan Mackenzie: Appointment outstanding
  • Zachary Mako:  Completed by Pat Hudson, *Jan Little
  • Jeanne McNeill:  Completed by Emma Lewis, *Jan Little, Tom O’Donnell
  • Michael H. Schlossberg:  Completed by +Pat Hudson, +Paulette Hunter, +Emma Lewis, *Jan Little, +Terry Schettini
  • Peter Schweyer: Completed by *Mary Erdman, *Barbara Williams
  • Justin Simmons:  Submitted written answers to questions.

Senators

2019 Legislative Interviews Scheduled & Completed

  • Lisa M. Boscola: Completed by *Janet Little, **+Susan McNamara, +Kathy Stagl, Olivia Wee
  • Patrick M. Browne: Will submit written answers to questions.

*means a member of the board of directors of the Lehigh County league

+means a constituent

** means a member of the board of directors of the Northampton County league

Representatives

2018 Legislative Interviews Completed

Canceled by officeholder:

Senators

2018 Legislative Interviews Completed

Key:

*means a member of the board of directors of the Lehigh County league

** means a member of the board of directors of the Northampton County league

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