It has been my honor to serve as your State Representative for the last 7 years. I humbly ask once again for your support as I seek re-election. As always, I will work diligently to uphold our shared conservative values of controlling spending, reforming Harrisburg and making Pennsylvania a better place to work and live. Allow me to reflect upon what “Dunbar has delivered” over my tenure as Your State Representative:
First and foremost, a legislator is responsible for crafting policy and drafting bills that ultimately may become the law of the Commonwealth. In this regard, I have been very successful having six of my bills signed into law:
- Elimination of the outdated and unnecessary office of jury commissioner.
- Revision the Business Privilege Tax law so companies are no longer double taxed.
- Reformation of the procurement process to ensure those awarding contracts are not affiliated with companies receiving Government contracts.
- Simplified the Department of Revenue process of dealing with corporate amended returns to make Pa more business friendly.
- The omnibus gaming bill which was the final piece to solving this year’s budget stalemate.
- Act 32 update to ensure consistency across the state.
In addition to these bills, I was instrumental in my work as Government Reform Caucus Chair in getting HB 153 to the house floor. This bill is a constitutional amendment which reduces the size of the house and needs passed in 2 sessions. Leadership has promised a second and final vote will take place in the upcoming months.
But my most important work in Harrisburg revolves around the budget. By working to build relationships, I have been fortunate to rise through the ranks to be named Vice Chairman of both the Appropriation and Finance Committees. These leadership roles provide me, and in turn, you a much larger voice in Harrisburg. I have been and will continue to be on the front lines of the budget battle with the most liberal Governor in the country.
It is important that the state gets its budget house in order and that is always my first priority. But once the budget is approved, I fight very hard to insure we get our fair share. One example: I voted and argued against the gas tax, but still fight for funding for our roads and bridges.
Rightfully, many will ask, “But what has Dunbar done for us?” I am proud of the state assistance we have provided for the 56th district:
|· Funding for a math lab at Jeannette SD||· Trafford Westmoreland Heritage Trail DCNR Grant|
|· Funding additional STEM education at Norwin SD.||· Grants for PT Municipal Park|
|· A grant under the Safe School Initiative for Penn Trafford SD||· Grants for Trafford Parks (Westmoreland and Fairmont)|
|· Leger Road Bridge (still under construction)||· North Irwin Park Flood Control|
|· Turning lanes for Sandy Hill and Pleasant Valley at 130 (2018)
· Watt Road Bridge Replacement (2018)
· Route 30 Project in North Huntington
· Harrison City/Export Rd. Bridge
· Turnpike Bridge over Route 130
|· Jeannette Flood Control
· COJMA Grants for EPA required expansion
· Streetscape Project in Irwin
· Monsour Medical Center Demolition
Lastly, I also feel it is important that we remind constituents of the stellar service they receive at our offices. Not only does Dunbar Deliver, but my wonderful staff does as well. Always feel free to call or stop by with your problems, comments, or questions regarding state government. We are happy to serve. – George Dunbar