Sen.-elect Langerholc Cites Jobs, Heroin, Pension Reform as Top Priorities

HARRISBURG (Dec. 5, 2016)   Emerging from a decisive election win on Nov. 8., State Sen.-elect Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-Cambria, Bedford and Clearfield) said his first priority as the new senator for the 35th District will be “putting people back to work.”

In recent interviews with PCN and Pennsylvania Legislative Services, Sen.-elect Langerholc said he is “honored and incredibly humbled” to be in a position to help people in need of jobs and vital state programs and services.

As a former assistant district attorney for Cambria County, Sen.-elect Langerholc also wants to advance efforts to launch a “multi-faceted approach to the heroin epidemic,” to include insurers, doctors, law enforcement officials and educators.

“I’ve sat across from drug dealers in the courtroom and been on drug raids at five in the morning,” said Langerholc, who led the county’s Heroin Task Force.

“Education must start at a young age, and treatment options must be available immediately,” he said.

Sen.-elect Langerholc also acknowledged the challenges ahead as the General Assembly works to craft a budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year by the June 30, 2017 deadline. He reiterated his desire to keep a tight rein on government spending and taxes for hard-working Pennsylvanians.

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A lifelong resident of Richland Township, he and his fiance Cortney are the proud parents of three daughters.  Sen.-elect Langerholc will be formally sworn in to office on Jan. 3, 2017.

CONTACT: Diane McNaughton


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