Tomlinson proclaims retirement from Pa. Senate

Pennsylvania Sen. Robert Tomlinson (R-D6) introduced he will not be in search of reelection.

Tomlinson mentioned on Fb that he has determined to not search reelection as Senator for Pennsylvania’s sixth Senate District. 

He has been a member of the state’s Senate since 1995 and has been reelected six instances.

“All through my years in Harrisburg, I’m pleased with what now we have all been in a position to obtain. Whether or not it’s the work on the laws that will enable 100% service-disabled veterans to qualify for a whole exemption of property tax, to the bipartisan work to broaden CHIP (Kids’s Well being Insurance coverage Program) to make sure that all kids have entry to high quality healthcare, now we have been in a position to make a optimistic distinction,” Tomlinson mentioned. “In your behalf, I used to be additionally in a position to creator laws that banned texting whereas driving, elevated penalties for repeat DUI offenders and elevated entry to reasonably priced power for low-income seniors.”

Tomlinson mentioned probably the most impactful work he was a part of was the legalization of gaming, which he mentioned generated over $17 billion in tax income and created over 20,000 fulltime jobs.

“Domestically, the impression was simply as nice. Bensalem, because the host neighborhood, has obtained over $150 million in charges from gaming. Surrounding communities have benefited from nearly $50 million in funding that they’ve put to work to buy emergency autos, enhance our native infrastructure and to raised our neighborhoods. With out this laws, we could not have been in a position to safe vital funding to maintain Decrease Bucks Hospital open throughout exhausting monetary instances. The absence of that healthcare facility would have been catastrophic to our neighborhood,” he mentioned.

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Tomlinson added he has been prvileged to work with a conscientious and devoted employees. He thanked family and friends for assist, in addition to residents in Bucks County.