Senator To Serve As Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2005

BLOOMSBURG – State Sen. John R. Gordner of Berwick will be the grand parade marshal for the Bloomsburg University and Bloomsburg High School combined homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Bloomsburg Hospital parking lot and move south on
Lightstreet Road to Main Street, then Market Street. The parade will end at the town park.
Gordner represents the 27th Senatorial District, which includes all of Columbia, Northumberland, Montour and Snyder counties, and parts of Luzerne and Dauphin counties. He was first elected to the state Senate in November 2003 and was elected to his first full term on Nov. 2, 2004.
Gordner served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for 11 years and was active in economic development projects that have benefited local residents. As a member of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, he was instrumental in the approval of the Greater Susquehanna Keystone Innovation Zone, which is bringing high-tech jobs to Bloomsburg, Danville, Selinsgrove and Lewisburg. 

As an advocate for better and more affordable health care, Gordner voted. He voted to expand prescription drug coverage to more than 100,000 Pennsylvania seniors and led efforts to enhance the state's Children's Health Insurance Program, extending coverage to children of working families. 

Locally, Gordner is a member of the Berwick Rotary Club, the Columbia/Montour Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation. He lives in Berwick with his wife Lori and their two children.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.