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Rep. Don Sherwood is guest speaker

1/14/2005 —
Representative Donald Sherwood, 10th Congressional District, recently paid a visit to Penn State Wilkes-Barre where he was the guest speaker in the Political Science class of John J. Jablowski, Jr.

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.
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