Senator Tom killion

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Tom Killion

Senator Killion Recognized Chester Upland Students for Art Work

On Friday, October 14, 2016, I was able to recognize a number of young students of Chester Upland School District for their art work at a gallery open house held in the City of Chester.

There were 100 art projects on display in the Art on Avenue of the States gallery, including a wide-array of two-dimensional multi-media projects from each of the three elementary schools representing the Chester Upland School District.

I was pleased to host this event in collaboration with the Art on Avenue of the States, who has a impactful presence in the city and well-represents aspiring artists in our community.

Art on Avenue of the States’ home art gallery located at 504 Avenue of the States in Chester, PA. In addition to open group shows held each month; they also have a “Back Avenue Gallery” space to interested artists desiring a solo show space; and an alternative gallery space at Harrah’s Philadelphia in Chester, PA.

Students were invited to learn more about history, industry and government in Pennsylvania by submitting an art project.  This allows them the opportunity to explore what they already know and love about our state and it was really great to see all the different projects, and all the hard-work the kids put into it.

Senator Killion Supports Legislation to Help Prevent Animal Abuse

I was proud to join my colleagues on Tuesday attending a news conference at the State Capitol to outline plans for continued legislative efforts to combat animal cruelty in Pennsylvania.

I am a co-sponsor and I support SR 459, a resolution directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an Animal Abuse Prevention Task Force, which would include a number of professional experts and organizations charged with the responsibility of analyzing current laws throughout the nation that seek to reduce instances of animal cruelty and abuse and report its findings and recommendations to the Senate.

I am also a co-sponsor of and I support SB 1372, legislation that would change the existing statute pertaining to animal cruelty to bring Pennsylvania in line with the majority of other states in the country by increasing penalties for certain crimes against animals. It also adds a new classification for offenders who cause the death or serious bodily injury of an animal. Violators could be found guilty of a third-degree felony.

I believe both of these important pieces of legislation are a major step forward in our efforts in addressing the issue of animal cruelty. The abuse of animals will not and cannot be tolerated.

4 tips for a healthier Halloween

Follow these tips to keep kids cavity-free. 

1. Limit chewy and sticky sweets. Sticky candies, like caramel and taffy, cling to teeth, giving cavity-causing bacteria time to set up shop. 

2. Chocolate is a better option. Compared to other candies, chocolate dissolves and washes away quickly, so it’s less likely to cause decay. 

3. Moderate the candy haul. Instead of letting kids have free rein, dale out a few pieces with meals. 

4. Sell your sweets. Check if your dental office offers a buy-back program. You can look up your ZIP code at

Pediatric Kidney Disease Awareness Week

10/17/16 - Pediatric Kidney Disease Awareness Week

Everything You Need to Know About Higher Education Financial Assistance

The online 2016 PA Student Aid Guide enables students and families to chart a course for higher education unencumbered by unnecessary student loan debt, according to the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.  Hard copies are also available through local high schools and libraries.

This complete student aid publication helps students and their families make informed decisions through its tools and resources, including: 

  • The Pennsylvania State Grant Program
  • Other Educational Aid
  • Work-Study Employment
  • Pennsylvania Targeted Industry Program (PA-TIP)
  • Aid for Military and PA National Guard
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Ready to Succeed Scholarship (RTSS) Program

Students and families can now complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid rather than waiting to apply after January 1 for admission during the 2017-18 school year.

Upcoming Events

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

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.



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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