Dec. 11, 2018

HARRISBURG – Majority Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) has named Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) as a deputy policy chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session.

“Now that I have completed my first term in office, I am eager to take on a larger role in Harrisburg,” Walsh said. “As a deputy policy chairman, I will have the opportunity to gather more comprehensive information from all sides on important issues facing Pennsylvanians. Through my work as an attorney, I understand the importance of having a full picture regarding a matter before taking action.”

The House Majority Policy Committee conducts hearings and roundtable discussions about important statewide and regional issues that matter most to Pennsylvania citizens; gathers testimony and information from key stakeholders; and works within the House Republican Caucus to develop policies to address those issues. The Policy Committee also works in tandem with the speaker and majority leader to examine and refine critical pieces of legislation in advance of floor consideration.

“Rep. Walsh’s rural background is important as we look to ensure that our small towns can thrive,” Oberlander said. “As a general practice attorney and a lawmaker, Justin has a good pulse on what makes our communities tick. I look forward to working with him and hearing his ideas to develop sound public policy.”

More information about the Policy Committee is available online at

The 58th Legislative District in Westmoreland County includes Jeannette and Monessen cities, as well as East Huntingdon (part), Hempfield (part), Rostraver, Sewickley and South Huntingdon townships. Also, the district encompasses the boroughs of Adamsburg, Arona, Madison, Mount Pleasant, North Belle Vernon, Penn, Smithton, Sutersville and West Newton.

?Representative Justin Walsh
58th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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