Friday, July 12, 2013

My Congressional District & The Job Fair

My Congressman Charles Dent (R Pa 15) is hosting 2 job fairs.  That in itself is not such big or important news.

But, what caught me off guard was where one of them will be held.

Saturday, August 3rd, 10 am to 2 pm

Penn State Harrisburg

Capital Union Building Gymnasium

777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA

This is where I went to college and it is pretty far away from here.  Because of reapportionment the 15th Congressional District now snakes its way across five counties.  It goes from the Delaware River  to the Susquehanna River and 10 minutes from the Pennsylvania Capitol.

A two to three hour ride from one end of the the district is expected in Montana or Wyoming but it makes no sense in a state as dense as Pennsylvania.  A district like this is a disservice to the constituents and pretty unfair to the congressman to cover a district of such a size.  Though I suspect Mr. Dent is not really complaining since the district was created to ensure he or the next Republican is safe.

Here is the district 

And, go to the job fair, if you have the inclination.

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