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Rep. John Payne: Thank you for a wonderful 14 years in House

Posted 11/30/16

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks for your encouragement and support during my 14 years in office. I truly appreciate the great opportunity I have had serving the people of the 106th Legislative District.

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Rep. John Payne: Thank you for a wonderful 14 years in House

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I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks for your encouragement and support during my 14 years in office. I truly appreciate the great opportunity I have had serving the people of the 106th Legislative District.

It has been an incredible experience serving you in the state House and interacting with you at a number of events in the district. I consider myself very fortunate to have had this opportunity to serve as your voice in the state Capitol and to work on your behalf, advocating and advancing the issues that are important to all of you. 

One of the best parts about this job has been meeting residents of all ages and hearing about what’s important in your lives. Many of you have shared your stories with me — and some have even told me the hardships you have faced in your lives — and I have tried to help in the best way I could. I have always tried to do my best, to listen to everyone’s ideas and opinions whether or not I agreed, and to represent your interests in Harrisburg.

Thankfully, I had the opportunity during my time in the state Legislature to work on issues important to me and the people I represent, such as ensuring adequate funding for our local schools and the Hershey Center for Applied Research, where important biomedical research is conducted. I was also glad to be able to successfully secure the largest investment for local transportation projects of any House district in the state. Many of those projects have been completed, but there are many more to come over the next several years. 

In addition to these projects, I’ve worked to ensure we have a fiscally responsible government, a business environment supportive of job creation and expansion, and safe communities for our children and grandchildren.

Over the years, many of you have stopped by or called my district office in Hershey for assistance with a state-related matter, or attended my annual Health Expos, Veterans Breakfasts, Handgun Safety Courses or other events I’ve hosted. I must thank and commend my staff who have worked their magic over the years to be able to help our constituents. 

No matter what the question or how complicated the issue may have been, they have risen to meet the challenge, and I am grateful for their dedication and passion for helping the people of the 106th District.

The 106th District is my home, and as such, I have been honored and consider it a privilege to have served as your state representative for the past 14 years. 

In the future, I plan to spend much more time with my wife, children and grandchildren, as well as travel to some new places. 

With that, I wish you all the very best, and look forward to continuing to see you out and about in our community.

John D. Payne is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives whose 106th District includes Middletown.

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