Recently-elected state Rep. John Schlegel (R-101) has opened district offices in the Lebanon Valley Mall.

Although the office opened in December, Schlegel took his oath of office on Jan. 3, replacing state Rep. Frank Ryan, who had served three-terms representing the 101st.

The 101st House district includes Lebanon City, Cornwall Borough, and North Cornwall, North Lebanon, South Lebanon, West Cornwall, West Lebanon townships.

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The new 101st district office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

State Rep. Russ Diamond formerly had his district office for the 102nd Legislative District in the mall, but had to close the office at the end of last year when redistricting from the 2020 census took effect. Diamond’s office has yet to announce a new location, but in the meantime constituents of the 102nd in need of help with state-related matters can reach Diamond’s office in Harrisburg at 717-787-2686 or visit state Sen. Chris Gebhard’s office at the Lebanon County Municipal Building.

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Previously, Rep. Ryan had shared office space in Palmyra with the local staff of U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser (R-9), but as the redistricting excluded Palmyra from the 101st, that office was also forced to move.

“We welcome anyone who needs assistance with a state issue or help in applying for state programs, such as the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program and the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), to call 717-838-3823 or stop by our office at the mall,” said Schlegel in a press release.

“We are here to help in any way we can and that includes FREE assistance in filling out program forms and applications.”

Schlegel, a career educator and most recently director of secondary education at Cornwall Lebanon School District, took his oath of office on Jan. 3 at the state Capitol.

You can find Schlegel’s remarks from after the swearing-in ceremony below.

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