Ryan Mackenzie is slated to be sworn in this morning as state representative for the 134th District.
The Harrisburg swearing-in ceremony is scheduled at 11 o’clock in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Chamber at the Capitol. Live video from the ceremony will be available at repmackenzie.com.
The 29-year-old South Whitehall Township resident replaces Doug Reichley, who left the office vacant after being elected to the Lehigh County bench.
Mackenzie, a Republican, bested Democrat Patrick Slattery two weeks ago in the 134th District special election. He also beat Arlene Dabrow in the GOP primary.
Five others who won April 24 special elections will be sworn in today, as well.
Mackenzie will serve the remainder of Reichley’s term, which ends in early January. He’ll face off with Slattery in November for the chance to serve a full, two-year term.
The 134th District includes Alburtis, Emmaus and Macungie boroughs and Lower Macungie Township, as well as parts of Salisbury, South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Upper Milford townships in Lehigh County. Bally and Bechtelsville boroughs and the townships of District, Hereford and Washington in Berks County are part of the 134th, as well.
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