Contact Information 

District Office
1555 Highlands Drive
Suite 110
Lititz, PA 17543
Phone:  (717) 626-1776
FAX:  (717) 626-4234

Capitol Office
51A East Wing
PO Box 202097
Harrisburg PA 17120-2097
Phone: (717) 787-1776

E-Mail:  
smentzer@pahousegop.com

Latest News
06/20/2018
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation voted in favor of a $32.7 billion budget that saves for the future while avoiding tax increases and borrowing.
06/08/2018
When a parent or guardian drops their child off at state-licensed daycare center, they assume that the child will receive the level of care and nutrition that they themselves would provide.
05/29/2018
In response to a letter from Republican members of the state House of Representatives, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) last week issued an order requiring 17 major electric, natural gas and water and wastewater utilities to return $320 million per year to over-charged consumers.
05/07/2018
President John F. Kennedy once said, “A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.”
04/30/2018
Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law as Act 15 of 2018, a measure I co-sponsored that waives storm water management plans for high tunnel structures, which are temporary buildings often used to dry tobacco and raise produce through the early spring and late into the fall.
04/12/2018
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently announced another series of rate hikes. I am often contacted by folks who ask why the Turnpike is a separate entity from state Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
04/11/2018
As we start the 2018-19 budget season, House Republicans intend to pursue a budget that does not increase taxes. Pennsylvania’s government needs to live within its means and not spend more than it takes in. We need more accountability in state spending and we need to ensure that the dollars we spend align with the needs of Pennsylvanians. By holding the line on spending and looking out for taxpayers, House Republicans have saved the taxpayers of Pennsylvania millions of dollars.
03/08/2018
Nearly all of us have benefited in some way from the courageous service of first responders or we know someone who has.
03/08/2018
Jan. 23, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives took another step to reducing the size of the legislature. The House State Government Committee passed House Bill 153 along party lines, 14 Republican “yes” votes and 11 Democratic “no” votes.
03/08/2018
Every 10 years, the United States conducts a Census to determine shifts, growths or declines in our nation’s Populace. Based on population, the Census requires the adjustment of both Congressional and state legislative districts., .This process is called redistricting. The next Census and resulting redistricting is scheduled for 2020.
02/06/2018
HARRISBURG – Today, the Lancaster County House Republican Delegation was present for a joint session of the General Assembly as Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his budget address for 2018-19. The $33 billion spending plan is an increase of $1.2 billion over this year’s enacted budget.
02/02/2018
On Friday, Jan. 26, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a plan for speeding up the permitting process in Pennsylvania. This was of particular interest to me as I spend a great deal of time trying to resolve permitting issues for businesses and individuals alike.
01/18/2018
The past few years have made it abundantly clear that Pennsylvania’s budget process needs major modifications. The large budget deficits that were avoidable and skyrocketing spending proposals – among other things – have been an embarrassment, and it’s time for things to change.
01/08/2018
During the first half of the 2017-18 legislative session, the House advanced a number of important bills that seek to improve education, make our communities safer, enhance quality of life for families and senior citizens, and reform government – all while standing up for taxpayers.
01/03/2018
According to Wikipedia, biological diversity or biodiversity, is defined as ‘The variability within species, between species and between ecosystems,’ in other words, the ‘variety and variability of life on Earth.’ Over the years, I have made an effort to plant new trees and shrubs in my yard, especially Black Walnut and Black Locust. I enjoy the shade these trees provide, so I went to a nursery and was informed that they were not available due to a lack of demand for native trees. I was determined to find a Black Locust and finally found some at a small nursery specializing in native plants.