NAZARETH, Nov. 9 – State Rep. Rich Grucela, D-Northampton, said his constituent service offices will remain open through Nov. 30 to help residents of the 137th Legislative District with state and local issues.
Grucela, who did not seek re-election this year, has offices at 239 S. Broad St. in Nazareth, 610-614-1312; and 5 Mt. Bethel Plaza in Mt. Bethel, 570-897-0401.
"Our offices are open and ready to assist you with forms, applications, and questions about state programs," Grucela said. "If you have any questions, please just call or stop by through the end of the month – even if it's to say goodbye to my stellar staff who has served you, my constituents, for the past 12 years."
The office offers assistance with state programs like LIHEAP, PACE, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program and with financial aid programs through the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency.
Grucela, who was elected in 1999, said that along with his long tenure of teaching, public service is an honor and privilege.
"Voters entrusted me with their confidence throughout my tenure in office and I hope I met their expectations," Grucela said. "It will be difficult to say goodbye to the many good people my staff and I have met throughout the years as your state representative. It's been a pleasure to represent the 137th District in Harrisburg and I thank every resident for giving me the opportunity to do so."
Rich is a class act who will be missed.