**For Immediate Release****
Contact: Joe Ciresi 215-205-3463
Joe Ciresi Announces Campaign for State Representative in PA 146th
LIMERICK — In a state that faces partisan gridlock, a six-month overdue budget and unresolved challenges such as property tax reform, education leader Joe Ciresi entered the race this week for state representative in Pennsylvania’s 146th Legislative district.
“By working together — Democrats and Republicans — we moved the Spring-Ford Area School District into the top 2 percent in this state and reduced debt by $125 million,” said Ciresi, the current vice president.
“During my service in Spring-Ford, I saw firsthand how our local community has been affected by Harrisburg’s inaction. We need a strong voice to stand up for property tax reform and fair funding for education, and to stop our residents from losing their homes. What is happening in Harrisburg is a travesty. It is time for new approaches and commonsense leadership.”
Ciresi, a 45-year-old Democrat, has served the district for 10-plus years, including three years as president. His fellow board members, all Republicans, supported him to lead the board.
Ciresi is running for state representative to support a strong local economy, first-class school districts for all students and a secure future for those who call this area home. In September, he led a delegation to Harrisburg in which he called for compromise and the passage of a spending plan.
Ciresi added, “It’s time to stop playing games in Harrisburg. Students and teachers across the commonwealth need the support and resources of their state lawmakers. I’ve worked in a bipartisan fashion with Republicans and Democrats in Spring-Ford to pass responsible budgets, and they need to do the same.”
Ciresi, a resident of Limerick with his wife and son, has served as a Spring-Ford Area School Board director for 10 years. For the last 14 years, he has worked as the Director of Sales and Promotions at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The 146th District includes the boroughs of Trappe, Royersford and part of Pottstown, as well as Limerick and Perkiomen townships.