“As State Senator, I work hard to serve my constituents and provide them with a strong conservative voice in Harrisburg,” said Langerholc. “I want to ensure all our children and grandchildren have the same opportunities we had, and to help keep our families here in Western Pennsylvania while attracting new residents to our region.”
LIST OF ISSUES
As Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Senator Langerholc focuses his efforts on providing students, parents and teachers with quality and safe schools.
In addition to supporting record funding for K-12 public education, Senator Langerholc is working with stakeholders to ensure our Charter and Cyber Charter schools perform at the
highest standards. “Children are our greatest asset, and we must prepare them to be productive
and successful citizens in the career path they choose,” said Langerholc.
Further, Senator Langerholc was appointed to co-lead the Senate efforts to improving the safety of schools across Pennsylvania. After conducting hearings across the state with school officials, teachers, parents, law enforcement and safety experts, a plan was developed with bi-partisan support and is now providing vital funds to schools. “I am very proud that we are taking strong action to make schools safer, for students and teachers, by allocating more than $120 million
over the last two years toward school safety and security. I look forward to continuing our work with school districts across Pennsylvania to make our classrooms and communities safer.”
As a Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Langerholc has been at the forefront of protecting the taxpayers of Pennsylvania by cutting wasteful spending and forcing
state government to live within its means – just like families and seniors in the 35th District must do every day. As Senator, he uses his experience as a conservative township supervisor to hold
the line on taxes and focus budget decisions on our priorities including economic development, infrastructure improvements, educational opportunities and combatting the opioid crisis.
“Economic development has been a top priority for me in my first term,” said Senator Langerholc. “I am pushing to send a portion of the Johnstown Flood Tax toward distressed cities to assist with revitalization efforts. I have fought to expand broadband internet into rural communities which will help make those areas more job-friendly and improve public safety. Working with like-minded legislators and community leaders, he also successfully had legislation signed into law to increase the weight limits for natural gas vehicles and expand KOZs in Cambria and Clearfield counties. “My goal is to take the immediate steps necessary to maintain the jobs we have and to attract new jobs to our region,” said Langerholc.
To help our farmers and the entire agricultural community, which is a driving force in our economy, Senator Langerholc prime sponsored legislation that was signed into law by the
Governor to expand the width farm vehicles can be to legally travel the roads. This was a top priority for the Farm Bureau and was necessary to enable farmers across the state to do their
Crime & Defending the Police
As a former prosecutor, Senator Langerholc has led efforts to make our communities safer and to give the victims of crime more rights and a stronger voice. Under his leadership, the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights was signed into law. Senator Langerholc also sponsored the laws that amended the Crime Victims Act, gave victims of rape greater protections and reduced the backlog of untested rape kits.
“Serving as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a member of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, I have fought to get dangerous criminals
off our streets, give crime victims a strong voice and to protect the men and women in blue who put their lives on the line every day,” said Langerholc.