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Berks County Committee on Legislative Action

Legislative Advocacy

The Berks County Committee on Legislative Action (COLA) was established to provide school districts with a forum for review, analysis, and comment on state and federal legislation and the regulations affecting education in Berks County and across the Commonwealth. The committee speaks with one voice to advocate in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., on behalf of the more than 70,000 students in Berks County, their families, and our community. The committee is comprised of school board members, superintendents, and business officials from each of the 18 public school districts in Berks County, as well as representatives from the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

COLA works closely with state advocacy groups, including the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU), the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to determine areas of priority during legislative sessions.

Berks County Committee on Legislative Action

Legislative Advocacy

The Berks County Committee on Legislative Action (COLA) was established to provide school districts with a forum for review, analysis, and comment on state and federal legislation and the regulations affecting education in Berks County and across the Commonwealth. The committee speaks with one voice to advocate in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C., on behalf of the more than 70,000 students in Berks County, their families, and our community. The committee is comprised of school board members, superintendents, and business officials from each of the 18 public school districts in Berks County, as well as representatives from the Berks County Intermediate Unit.

COLA works closely with state advocacy groups, including the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO), the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units (PAIU), the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA), and the Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) to determine areas of priority during legislative sessions.

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2022 Legislative Priorities

The Berks County Intermediate Unit has partnered with the Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units to promote four important advocacy topics:  Early Intervention Funding,  Special Education, School Based Mental Health Services, and Personnel Shortages.

Click on the images below to learn more about these important advocacy areas:

Early Intervention Funding

Special
Education

School-Based
Mental Health

Personnel
Shortages

Get Involved

Join the Committee on Legislative Action in its advocacy efforts by contacting your local legislators. Below you will find contact information, including mailing addresses, phone numbers, and social media accounts for the four state senators and nine state representatives serving Berks County in Harrisburg.

And be sure to follow the Berks County Intermediate Unit on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as we provide ongoing updates on the committee’s advocacy efforts.

State Senators

Berks County includes parts of four senatorial districts with four state senators. If you know your local state senator, you will find their contact information below. If you are unsure which district your municipality is located within, click the button below to find your local state senator.

Sen. David Argall (R)
District 29

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 171
Senate Box 203029
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3029
P: (717) 787-2637
F: (717) 783-8657

Local Office:
2850 Windmill Rd
Spring Township, PA 19608
P: (877) 327-4255

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Sen. Bob Mensch (R)
District 24

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 337
Senate Box 203024
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3024
P: (717) 787-3110
F: (717) 787-8004

Local Office:
56 W. Fourth St | Floor 2
Red Hill, PA 18076
P: (215) 541-2388
F: (215) 541-2387

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Sen. Katie Muth (D)
District 44

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 185
Senate Box 203044
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3044
P: (717) 787-1398

Local Office:
338 Main St
Royersford, PA 19468
P: (610) 792-2137
F: (610) 948-3037

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Sen. Judy Schwank (D)
District 11

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 457
Senate Box 203011
Harrisburg, PA 17120-30411
P: (717) 787-8925
F: (717) 772-0578

Local Office:
210 George St | Suite 201
Reading, PA 19605
P: (610) 929-2151
F: (610) 929-2576

Website
Facebook
Twitter

State Representatives

Berks County includes parts of nine legislative districts with nine state representatives. If you know your local representative, you will find their contact information below. If you are unsure which district your municipality is located within, click the button below to find your local legislator.

Rep. Jim Cox (R)
District 129

Harrisburg Office:
213 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202129
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2129
P: (717) 772-2435
F: (717) 705-1849

Local Office:
2909 Windmill Rd | Suite 7
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
P: (610) 670-0139
F: (610) 927-3584

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. Gary Day (R)
District 187

Harrisburg Office:
108 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202187
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2187
P: (717) 787-3017
F: (717) 705-1951

Local Office:
6299 State Route 309
Star Plaza | Suite 302
New Tripoli, PA 18066
P: (610) 760-7082
F: (610) 760-7085

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. Mark Gillen (R)
District 128

Harrisburg Office:
408 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202128
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2128
P: (717) 787-8550
F: (717) 783-7862

Local Office:
29 Village Center Dr | Suite A-7
Reading, PA 19607
P: (610) 775-5130
F: (610) 775-3736

Website
Facebook

Rep. Manuel Guzman (D)
District 127

Harrisburg Office:
115A East Wing
PO Box 202127
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2127
P: (717) 787-3525

Local Office:
645 Penn St | 4th Floor
Reading, PA 19601
P: (610) 376-1529

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R)
District 05

Harrisburg Office:
155B East Wing
PO Box 202005
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2005
P: (717) 772-9940
F: (717) 782-2925

Local Office:
2501 Bernville Rd
Reading Regional Airport
Main Terminal Buildilng
Reading, PA 19605
P: (610) 378-4407
F: (610) 378-4412

Website
Facebook

Rep. Jerry Knowles (R)
District 124

Harrisburg Office:
113 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202124
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2124
P: (717) 787-9029
F: (717) 782-2908

Local Office:
202 E. Broad St
Tamaqua, PA 18252
P: (570) 668-1240
F: (570) 952-3374

Website
Twitter

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R)
District 134

Harrisburg Office:
210 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202134
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2134
P: (717) 787-1000
F: (717) 782-2893

Local Office:
3402 Brookside Rd
Macungie, PA 18062
P: (610) 965-9933
F: (610) 965-9174

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. David Maloney (R)
District 130

Harrisburg Office:
6 East Wing
PO Box 202130
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2130
P: (717) 260-6161
F: (717) 782-2883

Local Office:
46 E. Philadelphia Ave
Boyertown, PA 19512
P: (610) 369-3010
F: (610) 336-3011

Website

Rep. Mark Rozzi (D)
District 126

Harrisburg Office:
111 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202126
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2126
P: (717) 783-3290
F: (717) 787-7517

Local Office:
4933 Kutztown Rd
Temple, PA 19560
P: (610) 921-8921
F: (610) 921-9369

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Get Involved

Join the Committee on Legislative Action in its advocacy efforts by contacting your local legislators. Below you will find contact information, including mailing addresses, phone numbers, and social media accounts for the four state senators and nine state representatives serving Berks County in Harrisburg.

And be sure to follow the Berks County Intermediate Unit on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn as we provide ongoing updates on the committee’s advocacy efforts.

State Senators

Berks County includes parts of four senatorial districts with four state senators. If you know your local state senator, you will find their contact information below. If you are unsure which district your municipality is located within, click the button below to find your local state senator.

Sen. David Argall (R)
District 29

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 171
Senate Box 203029
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3029
P: (717) 787-2637
F: (717) 783-8657

Local Office:
2850 Windmill Rd
Spring Township, PA 19608
P: (877) 327-4255

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Sen. Bob Mensch (R)
District 24

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 337
Senate Box 203024
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3024
P: (717) 787-3110
F: (717) 787-8004

Local Office:
56 W. Fourth St | Floor 2
Red Hill, PA 18076
P: (215) 541-2388
F: (215) 541-2387

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Sen. Katie Muth (D)
District 44

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 185
Senate Box 203044
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3044
P: (717) 787-1398

Local Office:
338 Main St
Royersford, PA 19468
P: (610) 792-2137
F: (610) 948-3037

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Sen. Judy Schwank (D)
District 11

Harrisburg Office:
Main Capitol 457
Senate Box 203011
Harrisburg, PA 17120-30411
P: (717) 787-8925
F: (717) 772-0578

Local Office:
210 George St | Suite 201
Reading, PA 19605
P: (610) 929-2151
F: (610) 929-2576

Website
Facebook
Twitter

State Representatives

Berks County includes parts of nine legislative districts with nine state representatives. If you know your local representative, you will find their contact information below. If you are unsure which district your municipality is located within, click the button below to find your local legislator.

Rep. Jim Cox (R)
District 129

Harrisburg Office:
213 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202129
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2129
P: (717) 772-2435
F: (717) 705-1849

Local Office:
2909 Windmill Rd | Suite 7
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
P: (610) 670-0139
F: (610) 927-3584

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. Gary Day (R)
District 187

Harrisburg Office:
108 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202187
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2187
P: (717) 787-3017
F: (717) 705-1951

Local Office:
6299 State Route 309
Star Plaza | Suite 302
New Tripoli, PA 18066
P: (610) 760-7082
F: (610) 760-7085

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. Mark Gillen (R)
District 128

Harrisburg Office:
408 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202128
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2128
P: (717) 787-8550
F: (717) 783-7862

Local Office:
29 Village Center Dr | Suite A-7
Reading, PA 19607
P: (610) 775-5130
F: (610) 775-3736

Website
Facebook

Rep. Manuel Guzman (D)
District 127

Harrisburg Office:
115A East Wing
PO Box 202127
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2127
P: (717) 787-3525

Local Office:
645 Penn St | 4th Floor
Reading, PA 19601
P: (610) 376-1529

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. Barry Jozwiak (R)
District 05

Harrisburg Office:
155B East Wing
PO Box 202005
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2005
P: (717) 772-9940
F: (717) 782-2925

Local Office:
2501 Bernville Rd
Reading Regional Airport
Main Terminal Buildilng
Reading, PA 19605
P: (610) 378-4407
F: (610) 378-4412

Website
Facebook

Rep. Jerry Knowles (R)
District 124

Harrisburg Office:
113 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202124
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2124
P: (717) 787-9029
F: (717) 782-2908

Local Office:
202 E. Broad St
Tamaqua, PA 18252
P: (570) 668-1240
F: (570) 952-3374

Website
Twitter

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R)
District 134

Harrisburg Office:
210 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202134
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2134
P: (717) 787-1000
F: (717) 782-2893

Local Office:
3402 Brookside Rd
Macungie, PA 18062
P: (610) 965-9933
F: (610) 965-9174

Website
Facebook
Twitter

Rep. David Maloney (R)
District 130

Harrisburg Office:
6 East Wing
PO Box 202130
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2130
P: (717) 260-6161
F: (717) 782-2883

Local Office:
46 E. Philadelphia Ave
Boyertown, PA 19512
P: (610) 369-3010
F: (610) 336-3011

Website

Rep. Mark Rozzi (D)
District 126

Harrisburg Office:
111 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202126
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2126
P: (717) 783-3290
F: (717) 787-7517

Local Office:
4933 Kutztown Rd
Temple, PA 19560
P: (610) 921-8921
F: (610) 921-9369

Website
Facebook
Twitter

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