HARRISBURG – Rep. Mark Keller (R-Perry/Cumberland) became chairman of the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee on Tuesday upon appointment by Speaker of the House Bryan Cutler.
A longtime member of the committee and former vice-chairman, Keller said he hopes to push forward several initiatives to help Pennsylvania’s farmers.
“I’ve always considered myself a champion of the farming community and those engaged in agriculture education, so this new role is a dream come true for me. I hope to be effective at guiding agricultural bills through the legislative process to address the needs and concerns of farmers,” said Keller, who raises beef cattle on his Landisburg property.
Keller moved into the role after changes to the leadership team in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He previously served as chairman of the House Commerce Committee.
Keller was inducted into the Pennsylvania Livestock Association Hall of Fame in 2016 and received the distinguished service award from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Livestock Association.
Earlier this year, Keller announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of the 2019-20 Legislative Session.
For more information on Keller and his legislative priorities, please visit RepKeller.com
Representative Mark Keller
86th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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