State Rep. Angel Cruz took the oath of office at the state Capitol to begin his 11thterm representing the 180thDistrict in Philadelphia.
The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
Cruz was also appointed to serve a 9thterm as Democratic chairman of the House Human Services Committee for this session.
Cruz said he will focus on his continued efforts addressing the opioid and drug crisis, employment, housing and education in the new term. During his 20-year tenure, Cruz has drafted and had enacted several important pieces of legislation, including Act 148 of 2014, which expanded newborn screening in Pennsylvania; helped to secure grants for numerous non-profit organizations and projects in his district; and played a leading role in investigating the 1997 abduction and return of Delimar Vera, a story which made international news and was depicted in a Lifetime movie.
“I am humbled by the continued support of the residents of the 180thLegislative District. Through my years in office, being a voice for our community and communities across our commonwealth is a role that I have never once taken lightly,” Cruz said. “These years have been a journey and I’m proud to see what more we can accomplish moving forward.”
Cruz said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, and prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. The phone number is (215) 291-5643. Residents also can learn more about Cruz’s legislative priorities and the services his office provides by visiting his website RepCruz.com.
By: Press release