HARRISBURG – Surrounded by new colleagues, friends and family, Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) took the oath of office Tuesday during the first day of the 2023-24 Legislative Session.
“A moment such as this ranks among the highest blessings throughout my life. The responsibility entrusted to me by voters in the 55th Legislative District is one that I will spend every day fulfilling,” Cooper said. “As joyous as this occasion is, the celebration will not last long because I am anticipating a challenging workload.”
Cooper grew up in Plum Borough and after graduating from Plum Senior High School and Grove City College, she worked for the Alcoa Corporation, becoming the vice president of sales and marketing. She stepped away from the business world to raise her children but remained active in her community and held board positions for the Franklin Regional Adult School of Murrysville, the Westmoreland and Fayette Workforce Investment Board, the Murrysville Economic and Community Development Corporation, and the Murrysville Library.
The event marks the start of the 207th session of the General Assembly. Cooper is one of 48 freshmen to be sworn in.
“Since 2020, we have seen the disastrous effects of runaway governmental control that restricts business growth, weakens our education system and spikes inflation, ultimately making it harder to live, work and raise a family,” Cooper said. “Pennsylvanians expect a change in how things are done in this building and that is exactly what I’ll be pursuing.”
The 55th Legislative District includes the cities of Arnold, Lower Burrell (part) and New Kensington; the townships of Bell, Derry (part), Loyalhanna, Salem, Upper Burrell and Washington; the boroughs of Avonmore, Delmont, Export, New Alexandria and Oklahoma; and the Municipality of Murrysville.
Representative Jill Cooper
55th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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On Jan. 3, 2023, Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) took the oath of office to become the state representative from the 55th Legislative District.