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Mentzer Set to Serve 97th Legislative District
Rep. Steven C. Mentzer (R-Lancaster) takes the oath of office, beginning his first term as state representative of the 97th District on Tuesday, Jan. 1, during a ceremony held at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. 
HARRISBURG – Manheim Township resident Steven Mentzer was sworn into office Tuesday at the state Capitol as state representative to the 97th Legislative District in Lancaster County.

“To have been given the opportunity to work for the residents of the 97th District in this new capacity is truly an honor,” said Mentzer. “I take this new responsibility very seriously, and I am going to work hard to make sure that their voice is heard.”

Mentzer steps into his role as state representative with the goals of finding ways to reduce the size and scope of state government and address obstacles such as the state pension systems, property tax reform and Pennsylvania’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure.

“There’s no question that the people of Pennsylvania want a conservative approach taken in regard to the management of taxpayer dollars,” said Mentzer. “I also think it is time for more cooperation during the lawmaking process, so that we can more efficiently overcome these obstacles that are hindering our growth as a state.”

Mentzer added that one of his top priorities in the 97th District as he begins his first term is to gather feedback from constituents and to learn more about their legislative priorities and stances on key issues. He plans to issue a survey in the coming weeks to gather additional feedback.

“With swearing-in day behind us, the hard work of governing begins. I want to ensure that I am able to make decisions based on the needs of the people I represent,” he said. “I am committed to being the most responsive and effective lawmaker I can be and to do that I need residents to help me by providing feedback about what is important to them.”

Mentzer was elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November 2012, to replace retiring Rep. John Bear, who represented the district since 2007.

To follow legislative activities both in Harrisburg and in the 97th District or to provide feedback on key issues, residents are encouraged to visit Mentzer’s website,, where they can also sign up for e-mail updates. In addition, residents can connect with him on Facebook at

Representative Steven Mentzer
97th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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