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Senator Tom McGarrigle

In this Edition:
  • Recap of Our Successful Job Fair

  • See You April 19 for Protect Yourself, Protect Your Money Seminar

  • McGarrigle Essay Contest Winner Announced

  • May 9: Identity Theft Fair

  • Pennsylvania Primary is April 26

  • Tax Deadline Approaching

  • Congratulations Eagle Scouts!

  • Constituent Services

Recap of Our Successful Job Fair

I want to thank everyone who came out to the Job Fair I hosted March 31 with State Representative Jamie Santora in coordination with Congressman Pat Meehan.

Held at Upper Darby High School, the job fair took place during evening hours to make it more convenient for unemployed constituents as well as for employed constituents possibly seeking different employment.

The Job Fair featured more than 60 employers and more than 300 jobseekers.

CAPP USA, the largest employer in Clifton Heights Borough and a successful manufacturing company, has confirmed they have hired an employee as a direct result from the Job Fair. A written statement from Eileen Casey of CAPP USA stated: “CAPP USA is very pleased to announce we have interviewed and hired our first full time employee as a result of the Job Fair held at Upper Darby High School on Thursday, March 31 hosted by Senator Tom McGarrigle, State Rep Jamie Santora, and Congressman Pat Meehan.”

See You April 19 for Protect Yourself, Protect Your Money Seminar

Please join us for a program on protecting your money and making good decisions in an increasingly complex financial marketplace.

The seminar takes place Tuesday, April 19 from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the Marple Township Building, 227 South Sproul Road, Broomall, PA 19008.

After the seminar, you’ll get the chance to ask Katrina Boyer from the Department of Banking and Securities Office, Representative Adolph and I any questions you may have.

Please RSVP to Nick Cocco of our office at 610-853-4100 or

McGarrigle Essay Contest Winner Announced

Volunteer judges picked a winner of my 2015-2016 4th and 5th Grade Pennsylvania Essay Contest.

Gabriela, a student in Highland Park Elementary School, was announced as the winner in front of the entire Highland Park student body. Gabriela and her family were invited to the Capitol and will be announced during Senate session and recorded in the Senate Journal.

I want to thank the judges who picked the winner:

Nancy Hallowell, Upper Darby Library Director
Kathy Biddle, Ridley Township Library Director
Barb Huck-mah, Media-Upper Providence Free Library Director

May 9: Identity Theft Fair

State Representative Jamie Santora and I are hosting an Identity Theft Fair on Saturday May 7, 2016, from 9 a.m. - Noon, at the Clifton Heights Borough/Police Department Parking Lot.

There will be information about Identity Theft Prevention and an Industrial Shredder on site. The industrial shredder is there to allow you to obliterate any documents that contain personal information, including birth dates, Social Security numbers, bank account information and credit card numbers. Your documents get shredded safely and securely.

Hope to see you there!

Pennsylvania Primary is April 26

Please remember to get out and vote in the April 26 Pennsylvania Primary. We have absentee ballots in the District Office and if you do not know or remember your polling location please visit

Key dates:

  • Last day to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is April 19.
  • Last day for County Board of Elections to receive voted civilian ballots is April 22.
  • First Day to register after the Primary is April 27.
  • Last day for County Board of elections to receive voted military and overseas absentee ballots (submitted for delivery no later than 11:59pm on April 25) is May 3.

Tax Deadline Approaching

Tax Day is quickly approaching and we have State Tax forms in the District Office. We do not have any federal forms. Please go to for federal forms.

Please remember that the deadline this year is April 18. Normally taxes would be due on April 15, 2016. However that is Emancipation Day, so tax year 2015 returns are due Monday, April 18, 2016.

Congratulations New Eagle Scouts!

Alexander Lowery and Richard Garrish

Joh Lightcap IV (Not Pictured)

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