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District Office
1331 12th Avenue, Suite 104
Gables Office Building
Altoona, PA 16601
(814) 946-7218
Fax: (814) 949-7915

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429 Irvis Office Building
PO Box 202079
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2079 
Phone: 717-787-6419
(717) 787-6419
Fax: (717) 782-2923


Working For You

It is an honor to work for you and the residents of our district and I take great pride in representing you in Harrisburg. I am aware of the challenges that face our state and I am dedicated to facing those challenges so that together, we can make our communities the best that they can be. As a way for you to keep up with the work that is happening on your behalf, check the stories listed below, and as always, feel free to contact me for more information about any state-related matter.
It isn't often that a retiring politician highlights the ambitions he failed to fulfill.

But State Rep. John McGinnis did that recently at his farewell town hall meeting - comparing his efforts during three terms to those of Don Quixote, the fictional 17th century hero whose idealism came a cropper on the realities of the world.

At a town hall meeting in Altoona Thursday, state Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, made clear how he feels about the machinery in which he is a cog. “We have a very lousy state government, frankly,” the Altoona Republican said.
From The New York Times Facing a shortfall of more than $50 billion in his state’s pensions, and with no simple solution at hand, Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania is proposing to issue $3 billion in bonds, despite the role that such bonds have already played in the fiscal woes of other places.
From Solving Pennsylvania's pension problem has eluded state leaders for more than decade but it's not for lack of trying.
From Altoona Mirror Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials - including Gov. Tom Corbett - are scheduled to see a couple of hundred dollars more in their salaries in 2014.
From Altoona Mirror McGinnis calls the transportation bill "a mugging of the Pennsylvania taxpayer."
From The Altoona Mirror State house Rep. John McGinnis, R-Altoona, entered a room packed full of Altoona Area teachers and related an unpopular message: The only way to reform the state's pension systems is for schools to pay the price.