Rep. Readshaw begins 11th term
State Rep. Harry Readshaw, D-Allegheny, took the oath of office on Tuesday, Jan. 6, to begin his 11th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
“To be entrusted with an office like this just once is gratifying,” Rep. Readshaw said. “But when people in your hometown continue to re-elect you for the job you do, that is a high honor and more humbling each time you take the oath. I will continue to work to improve lives of the residents of the 36th District.
“I look forward to representing the district and all Pennsylvanians as the legislature focuses on education, jobs and economic issues facing the commonwealth.”
Mr. Readshaw was appointed to his third term as Democratic chairman of the House Professional Licensure Committee. He pointed out professional licensure impacts every Pennsylvanian. The panel is responsible for establishing and reviewing every profession that requires licensing by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“The license means that the individual has the training and has demonstrated the ability to meet established standards of quality for his profession,” Rep. Readshaw said. “It ensures against people performing specialized services that, without the proper training, could endanger the safety and welfare of the person paying for those services.”
Mr. Readshaw said the committee also monitors professional license issues in other states, using that information to determine what Pennsylvania should do in anticipation of those issues coming up in the commonwealth.