Rep. Don Sherwood is guest speaker
Rep. Sherwood spoke briefly about his education and background in business and how he was drawn into the political arena. Describing himself as a “citizen legislator,” rather than a professional politician, Sherwood spoke of his desire to keep Pennsylvania’s youth from migrating, concern over government regulations, and a desire to improve public education as reasons he decided to run for office. He also outlined the process of how a bill becomes a law and the difficulties encountered at each stage from its introduction to final passage.
Sherwood is a member of the House Appropriations Committee which writes the laws that fund all departments, programs, and agencies of the federal government. He also a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, and Education, and the Subcommittee on the Interior.
Upon conclusion of his remarks, Rep. Sherwood fielded questions from the students.