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Senator Mario Scavello

In this Edition:

  • Sen. Scavello to Host Pathways to Pardons with Lt. Governor
  • November Episode of Legislative Report
  • Special Edition of Legislative Report
  • Around the 40th District
  • Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning
  • Senator Scavello’s Tannersville Office Back Up and Running

Sen. Scavello to Host Pathways to Pardons with Lt. Governor

I will be co-hosting the seminar Pathways to Pardons with Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8 PM at the Monroe County Emergency Management Office (100 Gypsum Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360). The event is free to the public and will inform constituents about the pardon process in Pennsylvania.

For some people, a single poor decision may have ruined one’s ability to obtain gainful employment or move toward becoming a productive member of society. In some cases, as long as an individual has committed no further offenses, applying for and obtaining a pardon may help them “push the restart button” and put their past behind them.

Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack will discuss the Governor’s pardon process and there will be a Q&A session following the presentation. Individuals interested in learning about the application process are encouraged to attend.

While the event is free to the public, an RSVP is required. To reserve your spot at the Seminar, please contact Kristine Bush in my office at 570-620-4326 or

November Episode of Legislative Report

November 2016 - Mental Health & Drug/Alcohol Abuse

In my November episode of Legislative Report, I interview Jamie Drake, Administrator at the Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Commission, Tiffany Rossanese, Administrator at the Northampton County Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and John Christy, Monroe County Commissioner. We discuss the growing opioid epidemic, drug overdoses and the resources available to anyone with family or friends suffering from addiction. Since January 2015 (when I was sworn-in as Senator), more than 180 confirmed fatal overdoses have occurred within Monroe and Northampton counties. Immediate action is needed in Pennsylvania.

Special Edition of Legislative Report

Special Edition - Integra Home Counseling

On this Special Edition of Legislative Report, I interview Linda Gerkensmeyer, Executive Director of Integra Home Counseling, and State Representative David Parker regarding the importance of consumer awareness when buying a home. We also discuss the state of our housing market in Monroe County. Linda and her organization help families facing foreclosure and guide homeowners through the mortgage modification and refinancing process.

Around the 40th District

This week I joined Rep. Marcia Hahn in honoring four Boy Scout leaders from Troop 352 of Bethlehem as they step down after many years of committed service.

The honorees were Mark Firth, Stephen Dashe, Richard Kanaskie and Michael Caffrey. These gentlemen represent over five decades of service and experience between them, having guided many boys along the Trail to Eagle.

Our community thanks you for your service and commitment in preparing and shaping our future leaders. You have influenced countless lives through your work and we are very grateful.

This week I welcomed 12 Cub Scouts from Pack 98 to my office where we discussed how government works and what it means to be a good citizen. Their parents and leaders should be proud of their attentiveness and eagerness to learn.

I recently joined Rep. David Parker on the Senate Floor with Majors James and Deborah Gingrich of the Salvation Army in East Stroudsburg. It was a pleasure having you at the Capitol and thank you for the untiring work you do for the greater Pocono community.

I also welcomed Sydney Bennet and Peter Gonze to Harrisburg. Sydney served as a guest page and had the opportunity to shadow me around the Capitol for the day.

Peter serves as a supervisor for Paradise Township and I look forward to continuing to work together on local issues for township residents.

Pocono Raceway, in partnership with the PA Game Commission, has donated 15 bat boxes created out of repurposed Chevrolet Volt battery covers to help protect bats against white-nose syndrome (WNS). Not only does this provide new habitat for bats, but it also provides a new purpose for the difficult to recycle battery covers.

I applaud Pocono Raceway for taking the lead in this effort and look forward to seeing the program continue to expand.

Thursdays on Pocono 96.7 – Gary in the Morning

Please join me at 7 a.m. next Thursday on Pocono 96.7 - Gary in the Morning in the car, at work, or in your home. I will be discussing the latest from Harrisburg and answering your questions at 7 AM.

You can listen online at

Senator Scavello’s Tannersville Office Back Up and Running

My Monroe County District Office in Tannersville is up and running once more. The office was temporarily relocated next door while repair work was completed following a flooding issue in the office.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for your patience during this time.

If you attempted to reach out to my office or sent any print documents and have not received an update on an issue we were assisting with, please call the office at 570-620-4326.

Thank you for your understanding and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you in the 40th Senate District.

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If you have a public event benefiting our community in Monroe or Northampton Counties, please feel free to contact my office at (570) 620-4326 or by email to include the event in my E-Newsletter at no charge. Requests should include details about the community event such as the time, location and the public purpose.



Senate Box 203040
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3040
Phone: (717) 787-6123

Monroe County Office
DePue Plaza
2989 Route 611, Suite 103
Tannersville, PA 18372
Phone (570) 620-4326
FAX (570) 620-4379
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Northampton County Office
2 North Robinson Avenue
Pen Argyl, PA 18072
Phone (610) 863-1200120000
FAX (610) 863-1214
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

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