Kulik sworn in for 201st session of Pa. House

Well-versed in state, local issues, first-term lawmaker lays out priorities

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, was sworn into office today to her first term as representative for the 45th Legislative District.

“I’m excited about rolling up my sleeves and working on the issues and problems confronting the greater Allegheny County region,” said Kulik, who takes office after serving as a Kennedy Township commissioner since 2003. “I will be a forceful advocate for the district and work directly with all communities and constituents.”

Surrounded by a bevy of friends, family and staff members, Kulik said pocketbook issues would be a constant focus.

“Good-paying jobs, property tax reform and adequate public education funding are the linchpins for progress,” Kulik said. “There is every reason to be optimistic that the region’s economic interests will advance and all of Pennsylvania will progress with bipartisan cooperation.”

Kulik said she is hitting the ground running, as she is well-versed on the myriad of issues confronting Pennsylvania, including combatting the opioid addiction epidemic, bolstering public pension plans, and protecting first responders and domestic-abuse victims.

“My door is open to all, and I welcome all input and opinions as we confront problems new and old,” said Kulik, whose main constituent service office is up and running at office at 1350 Fifth Ave., Coraopolis. The phone number is 412-264-4260.

Satellite office hours also are available on Wednesdays at the Scott Township Municipal Building and at the Carnegie Municipal Building. Appointments may be made by calling the Coraopolis office.

She also invites people to visit her website – www.pahouse.com/Kulik – which has links to information on state services and includes a form that enables constituents to email her. Kulik also maintains a legislative Facebook page at www.facebook.com/RepAnitaKulik and Twitter feed @RepKulik.

The 45th District covers Kennedy, Kilbuck, Neville, Robinson and Stowe townships, and part of Scott Township, as well as the boroughs of Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Carnegie, Coraopolis, Emsworth, Pennsbury Village and Rosslyn Farms.