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U.S. Rep. Scott Perry has opened a York County district office more than three months after being sworn in — and he's sharing space with a local state lawmaker.

The Republican's office is located at 2501 Catherine Street, Suite 11, in West Manchester Township. State Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, also has a district office in the building.
 
"I appreciate the chance to share space with Seth and provide additional resources and access for our constituents," Perry said. 

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Grove praised Perry's decision to move in for reducing taxpayer costs and creating a "one-stop shop" for constituents who need assistance from either the federal or state government.

The office will be open  weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It can be reached at 717-893-7868.

Perry formerly had an office in Springettsbury Township, but closed it in December. At the time, he was still in his 4th District seat, which included all of York and Adams counties as well as parts of Dauphin and Cumberland counties.

But after the state Supreme Court imposed new congressional lines last year because of Republican-favored gerrymandering, Perry got bumped to the new 10th District, which includes northern York County, part of Cumberland County and all of Dauphin County.

A handful of Pennsylvania lawmakers confirmed the new lines delayed opening offices in their new districts, as they couldn't spend money or take official action on new spaces until they took office  Jan. 3.

Rep. Lloyd Smucker, R-Lancaster, was one of those lawmakers, but he opened his Red Lion office in February.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD

 

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