Last Friday, Rep. Dean met with municipal leaders and state legislators on a video conference to discuss the CARES Act. Both calls outlined the funding for state and local governments – considering healthcare, housing, small business, education, student loan payments and more. 

Rep. Dean explained how the CARES Act will help Pennsylvania workers and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. State and local leaders asked questions and offered input for the next relief package. The House is expected to draft and voted on another relief package later this month. 

Municipal Leaders included the following:

  • Tamara Twardowski, Borough Manager, Trappe Borough

  • Victoria Trost, Bryn Athyn Borough

  • Bryan Havir, Cheltenham Township

  • Crandall Jones, Norristown

  • Rebecca Smith, Norristown

  • Angela Madle Long, Bridgeport Borough

  • Vicky Lightcap, Pennsburgh Borough

  • Donna Hiryak, Limerick Borough

  • Keith Truman, Bridgeport Borough

  • Diane Stevens, Pennsburg

  • Alan Guzzardo, North Wales Borough

  • Paul Leonard, Upper Dublin

  • Mark Hudson, Lower Fredrick

  • Robert Ford, Towamencin

  • Robert Duncan, Lower Merion

State Legislators included the following:

  • Senator Katie Muth 

  • Senator Maria Collett

  • Senator Daylin Leach

  • Representative Tim Briggs

  • Representative Ben Sanchez

  • Representative Liz Hanbidge 

  • Representative Steve McCarter

  • Representative Joe Ciresi

  • Representative Kevin Boyle

Rep. Dean looks forward to working on the second relief package with the needs of local, state leaders and the communities in mind. As Pennsylvania faces a growing number of COVID-19 cases, it will take the cooperation of all levels of government to properly address this crisis.