Apr. 06, 2021

HARRISBURG – Legislation to designate a Westmoreland County roadway to honor and remember the late Rep. Mike Reese has earned unanimous approval from the House Transportation Committee, said Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland), prime sponsor of the bill.

“While this is obviously a bill I never wanted to have to introduce, I am humbled by the opportunity to honor Mike and carry out the initiative of thousands of his constituents who have signed a petition requesting this road renaming,” Warner said. “The support of the people who he served, and those of us who had the privilege of serving with him, speaks volumes about the kind of man he was.”

House Bill 1101 designates a portion of PA Route 981 from the intersection with PA Route 819 to the intersection with State Route 2021 in Mount Pleasant Township, Westmoreland County, as the Honorable Mike Reese Memorial Highway.

Watch Warner’s comments prior to the committee vote here

Reese was born March 7, 1978, in Mount Pleasant and served as state representative for the 59th Legislative District from 2009 to 2021 before his untimely death in January.

This is the first step in the process to adopt legislation to rename the roadway. The next step will be a vote in the full House.

Representative Ryan Warner
52nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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