Oct. 25, 2021

HARRISBURG – Rep. Matthew Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) will be placed on official leave for purposes of this week’s legislative session in the state House as he continues to recover from a serious automobile accident earlier this month.

“First, my family and I are so grateful for the all the prayers and support we have received over the last two and a half weeks. I am equally grateful to my staff for their continued hard work to ensure the needs of 51st District residents are being met as usual. If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

“As the House returns to session from Monday through Wednesday this week, I have asked to be placed on official leave. While remote voting on bills is an option that I plan to use in the future, right now I need to focus my energy on healing from my injuries. I look forward to returning to my voting duties as soon as possible.”

Representative Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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