Wentling Takes Oath as Member of 199th Legislature

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 8:25 AM | Terry Kerr (Administrator)
Parke Wentling, who is the brother of Joel Wentling who represents the Northwest Region on the PASAP Board of Directors, was sworn in yesterday to his first term as the Pennsylvania state representative for the 17th Legislative District .  Congratulations to Parke and his proud brother Joel!!
 
Rep. Parke Wentling’s wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters, Ada and Iris, join him on the House floor doing swearing-in day on Jan. 6. 
HARRISBURG – Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford/Erie/Lawrence/Mercer) took the oath of office today, officially beginning his first term as Pennsylvania state representative for the 17th Legislative District.

Wentling is one of 26 first-term legislators elected to the 2015-16 legislative session. He fills a seat altered by redistricting that combines portions of the districts previously represented by former state representatives Greg Lucas and Michele Brooks.

Wentling was born and raised in Greenville, where he resides with his wife, Jennifer, and their two children. Prior to his election, he served 17 years as an educator in the Wilmington Area School District.

“It is a tremendous honor to serve the people of the 17th District, which is geographically one of the largest districts in the state,” said Wentling. “It is exciting to be finally sworn in so that we can begin doing the work people sent us here to do. By far, the top priority of people in our district is attracting good-paying, family-sustaining jobs to our region. I am eager to get to work on this and other important matters.”

Wentling is currently working to open district offices. Office locations will be announced soon. In the meantime, he invites constituents to call toll free with any state-related questions or concerns at 1-855-249-2427. Residents may also receive updates on Wentling’s legislative activities at www.RepWentling.com and by visiting his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepWentling.

To receive regular email updates on Wentling’s legislative activities, residents may sign up on his legislative home page.