Legislators work for the people

There are times citizens forget that the officials we elect to office are there to work for the people. I recently had occasion to write to state Rep. Mackenzie’s office about an issue that I could not resolve on my own. I had a problem with a branch of state government since February. I contacted […]

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Rep. Mackenzie’s top accomplishment: Helping people navigate too-complicated government

Top accomplishment The biggest accomplishment last session was the consistent and helpful assistance our office offered constituents who faced challenges navigating government. Government continues to be too complicated, and while we work to improve government efficiency and effectiveness, our office was able to help many people in the area. We regularly receive “thank you” letters […]

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Lehigh County fire companies, ambulance corps get share of $120,000 in state grants

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie today announced $120,000 in state grants for 15 volunteer fire companies and ambulance corps, including 12 in Lehigh County. Administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Office of the State Fire Commissioner, the grants can be used for facility construction or renovation, equipment purchase or repair, training or debt reduction, said Mackenzie, R-Berks-Lehigh. The […]

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Berks-area lawmakers get committee assignments

The state Senate and House of Representatives this week announced these committee assignments for legislators representing parts of Berks County. … Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, Lehigh County Republican: member of Commerce, Gaming Oversight, Labor and Industry and Tourism and Recreational Development. See article on readingeagle.com »

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Mackenzie to keep 134th state House seat

Republican Ryan Mackenzie of South Whitehall Township will keep the 134th District state House seat that he previously won in a special election. Mackenzie was leading Democrat John Reynard of Emmaus, 60 percent to 40 percent with 30 of 31 precincts reporting in Berks and Lehigh counties, according to unofficial results. The Berks County portion […]

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Ryan Mackenzie supports true education reform

Politicians talk incessantly about reforming education. Few, however, understand how the classroom needs to be reformed; fewer still seek the input of those who work in the classroom each and every day. As a retired teacher, I am pleased to have state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie standing with us in Harrisburg. We must graduate students who are well-prepared […]

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Ryan Mackenzie supports small business owners

Every election cycle, small businesses are cast into the spotlight. Politicians fall all over each other trying to cast themselves as a friend to small businesses and the middle class. Few, however, understand what kind of challenges we face daily. Few understand how government can provide for a healthy climate in which businesses can grow, […]

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Re-elect Ryan Mackenzie

As a recent high school graduate, I’m told to prepare for my future: study hard, find an internship, make connections, and pursue your dreams. This isn’t always easy, especially in a world where so many look out for only themselves. I’ve been fortunate, however, to meet state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie. We hear about his work to reform […]

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State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie works for a better Pennsylvania

During my time on the South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners and as a resident of the township, I have had the opportunity to meet many people. Some people leave their mark on you simply because they show so much passion for what they believe in. Ryan Mackenzie is one of those people. Ryan is […]

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Mackenzie Receives Endorsement of PA Small Businesses

NFIB calls his re-election “critical” to small business owners, job creators in 134th State Representative Ryan Mackenzie (R-134) announced that he has received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business – Pennsylvania SAFE Trust in his bid for re-election. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the nation’s leading small business association […]

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