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Senator Tom killion

Dear Friend,

I will be sending out periodic Enewsletters to keep you informed about legislative action in Harrisburg and local items of interest. I hope that you find this information useful and share it with others.

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Please do not hesitate to contact me to express your views or to receive assistance with any issue or problem pertaining to state government.

Sincerely,

Tom Killion


Senator Killion Recognizes Chester’s Tavia Isaac, ‘Chopped Junior’ Champion

The 9th Senatorial District’s very own Tavia Isaac recently won as a contestant on ‘Chopped Junior,” a popular reality-based cooking game show on the Food Network where young chefs display their talents before a panel of celebrity judges.

‘Chopped Junior’ selects four young chefs between the ages of 9 and 15 to compete against each other for a chance to win $10,000. Tavia’s competition took place on April 16 2016, and aired on September 19, 2016.

Each chef was given a mystery basket of ingredients and, within 30 minutes, needed to turn it into a dish judged on its creativity, presentation and taste. Tavia won the competition by preparing a brown butter Cornish hen with blueberry ketchup and sautéed asparagus and Brussel sprouts as her main entrée; grilled minute steak with dragon tongue beans as an appetizer; and de-constructed cherry tart with banana meringue for dessert.

After her victory, Tavia said she would use the $10,000 grand prize to help feed the homeless in Chester.

On Wednesday, October 12, at a City of Chester Council meeting, I was proud to present Tavia with a Pennsylvania Senate Citation, recognizing her for her outstanding achievement and bringing great distinction to her community. We are very proud of her accomplishments, and cannot wait to see what is next for this rising young star.


“Fire Prevention Week” in Pennsylvania

I am a co-sponsor of a Senate Resolution designating the week of October 9 through 15, 2016 as “Fire Prevention Week” in Pennsylvania.

This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” with a focus on informing the public that by not replacing alarms, people are at an increased risk in the event of a house fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, having a working smoke alarm in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half.

On average, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.

I am proud to support our fire departments as they help promote “Fire Prevention Week” across the many communities in the 9th District.


Kids Expo Fun and Informative

Thanks to everyone who recently attended my Kid’s Fest in Glen Mills. We had great participation from exhibitors and families who found the event to be both educational and informative. The Kid’s Fest was featured in my monthly television show “The Killion Report.” We hope you enjoyed the day.

Kids Expo


Special License Plate Honoring Military Members

The new law will establish a special vehicle license plate for members of the United States Armed Forces adding special recognition for current members of the military, reserves and Pennsylvania National Guard. This designation is in addition to the currently available license plates with special recognition for World War II veterans, Purple Heart recipients, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans, etc.

The law takes effect 120 days after the date of the Governor’s signature. Specific information on how to apply for these license plates will be posted to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) website in the weeks ahead at: www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE-SERVICES/Registration%20Plates/Military/Pages/default.aspx


“Kidney Disease Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania

On Tuesday, October 11, I circulated a co-sponsorship memo to all Senators for introduction of a Senate Resolution designating the week of October 17 through 23, 2016 as “Pediatric Kidney Disease Awareness Week” in Pennsylvania.

Currently, there are 42 children in Pennsylvania waiting for a kidney transplant.

In 2015, 36 children in Pennsylvania have had a life-saving kidney transplant.

Since 1988, 1,190 children in Pennsylvania have had a life-saving kidney transplant.

The National Kidney Foundation and its regional programs throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including southeastern Pennsylvania, are continuing their work in researching this disease; aiding those who suffer from the disease; and increasing national awareness. The Foundation’s Kidney Walk is the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease. Held in nearly 100 communities, the event raises awareness and funds lifesaving programs that educate and support patients, their families and those at risk.

I will introduce this Senate Resolution next week in conjunction with the 2016 Chester County Kidney Walk taking place on Sunday, October 23, 2016.

I remain hopeful that my resolution may help increase awareness across our state and in our communities. More information on the walk can be found on the National Kidney Foundation’s website.


Senior Expo
Friday, October 21, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Penn State Brandywine 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063 Please join me at this free event to learn more about state programs and services available to seniors. Free health screenings and refreshments will also be provided. More information to follow. 


Vietnam Veterans’ Commemorative Ceremony
Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:00 p.m.

This event will be held at the West Chester East High School, 450 Ellis Lane, West Chester, PA 19380. In order to attend this event and to be eligible to receive the commemorative pin, the recipient must be a United States Veteran who served on active duty in the United States Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 01, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of stationing location. To fully accommodate all who wish to attend, and ensure a sufficient quantity of the commemorative pins, we ask that you register for the event by using the form below. Questions regarding the event may be directed to Courtney Eubanks in Senator Killion’s district office at 610-358-5183. Please register online at the following link http://www.senatorkillion.com/vietnam-veterans-50th/.


How We Can Help You

Here are some of the ways that my office can assist you:

  • Free notary service.
  • Assistance with preparations of Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms.
  • Citations from the Pennsylvania Senate for notable local accomplishments and family milestones.
  • Information and problems with PA Insurance programs: Medical Assistance and CHIP.
  • Fishing and hunting information.
  • Information on financial assistance for higher education.
  • PennDOT forms for special tags and driver and vehicle services.
  • Pennsylvania Personal Income Tax forms.
  • Pennsylvania road maps.
  • Requests for copies of legislation, bills and regulations.
  • Requests for literature for students and senior citizens.
  • Tours of the State Capitol for individuals or groups.
  • Unemployment compensation issues.

Satellite Offices

Satellite offices have been set up to provide close-to-home services to area residents. The locations and hours are listed here:

Nether Providence Township Building
214 Sykes Lane
Wallingford, PA 19086
1st Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Edgmont Township Building
1000 Gradyville Road
Gradyville, PA 19039
2nd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Borough of Marcus Hook
10th and Green Streets
Marcus Hook, PA 19061
3rd Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Kennett Township Building
801 Burrows Run Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
4th Wednesday of each month
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Chester Township Municipal Building
1150 Engle Street
Chester, PA 19013
1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


How to Contact Me

I have staffed offices in the district and Harrisburg to provide you with top-notch constituent service and provide answers to legislative inquiries.

The district office is located at 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113 in Glen Mills PA, 19342. The phone number is (610) 358-5183. It is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

My Harrisburg office can be reached by phone at (717) 787-4712 or by mail at Senate Box 203009, Harrisburg, PA 17120.

If you are having any problems with state agencies or need help with a problem relating to government, my staff and I will be happy to assist you.

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Offices

Senate Box 203009
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3009
Phone: 717-787-4712
Fax: 717-783-7490
Toll-Free: 1-888-9th-Dist

100 Evergreen Drive
Suite 113
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-5183
Fax: 610-358-5184

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