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County Controller Chelsa Wagner Resigns From House Seat

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

(Photo Credit: KDKA)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has resigned her seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives after a five years of service.

The announcement came in a press release, which was released Monday morning.

Wagner was sworn in as Allegheny County’s first female county controller on Jan. 2, but for the first two weeks of 2012 has simultaneously assumed her House position in order to ensure representation for the 22nd Legislative District.

“It has been a distinct honor to serve the residents of the 22nd Legislative District,” said Wagner in a press release. “I am confident that our work together to achieve sustainable results will make a lasting impact on these communities well into the future. I am also confident that my House colleagues, specifically Representative Deasy, Readshaw, Smith, Kortz and Wheatley, will be zealous advocates for the needs of these residents.”

According to the press release, Wagner won the general election for Controller in November 2011, and since then, has been working for a smooth transition and clear communication for her constituents during reapportionment.

Under the new legislative map, the 22nd district will be split among five other districts.

“It’s my commitment to work tirelessly in the Controller’s office on behalf of all Allegheny County residents, but I will of course always be an advocate for the communities I have been honored to serve for the past five years,” Wagner said.

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