Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Residents fished along the Skippack Creek in Evansburg State Park on Saturday.
State Representatives Marcy Toepel and Mike Vereb brought out Perkiomen Valley residents of all ages with their Youth Fishing Derby on the banks of the Skippack Creek Saturday. The group met at 8 a.m. at Evansburg State Park, and enjoyed free entertainment, refreshments and prizes. The top prize was four tickets to an upcoming Phillies Game.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
State Rep. Marcy Toepel has scheduled more than 10 other constituent meetings.
State Representative Marcy Toepel met with a handful of residents before the Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, discussing lottery operations, property tax reform, and transportation. “I believe that it is important to regularly meet with residents of the 147th District to hear their priorities and concerns,” said Toepel in a press release announcing the meeting. Residents brought up many questions on specific Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) projects; Toepel told residents that an interactive map will be available for Montgomery County PennDOT projects in the near future, to let residents know where certain projects stand in the process towards completion. Toepel also talked about state …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The event will be held at the Perkiomen Township Building at 6 p.m.
State Representative Marcy Toepel will hold a Constituent Outreach meeting on Tuesday at 6 p.m., to coincide with the Perkiomen Township Board of Supervisors meeting that begins at 7 p.m. at the Township building, located at 1 Trappe Road. “I believe that it is important to regularly meet with residents of the 147th District to hear their priorities and concerns,” said Toepel. “These types of meetings in municipalities across our district will give members of our municipalities the opportunity to speak with me in person.” Toepel’s district office staff provides its constituents with services, including: Driver’s license and vehicle registration applications and renewal; assistance with PennDOT paperwork, lost cards, changes, corrections…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The law, introduced by State Rep. Marcy Toepel, imposes mandatory minimum sentence for second time "straw purchasers."
Before Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett ceremonially signed the "Brad Fox" bill, sponsored by State Representative Marcy Toepel (R-147), into law Friday, he first made a stop to understand the full weight of its importance. The governor entered an industrial section of Plymouth Township, retracing the route of a high-speed pursuit that took place not four months ago, and turned a corner to walk parallel with the county bike trail. A few hundred feet away he came across a collection of hockey sticks and hockey pucks, flowers and flags, memorializing the spot where Plymouth Police Officer Bradley Fox drew his final breath. The governor then met with law enforcement and with Fox's family, including wife Lynsay, her belly healthy and …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The 147th Legislative District incumbent beat challenger Betty White by 22 points.
Marcy Toepel won re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives by just over 22 points, according to unofficial Montgomery County Board of Elections results. Toepel was facing off against Betty White, a long-time Marlborough resident who ran on sustaining and enhancing the quality of life in the community, to represent the 147th District. The district includes Green Lane, Pennsburg, East Greenville, Schwenksville, and Red Hill Boroughs, Salford, Schwenksville, Perkiomen, Douglass, Lower Frederick, Marlborough, New Hanover (Wards 1 and 3), Skippack (Ward 1), Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover and Upper Salford Townships. Toepel, who is on the tail-end of her first full term after winning a special election during the 2010 Primary …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Incumbent Marcy Toepel (R) has been challenged by Marlborough Township resident Betty White (D).
Monday, November 5, 2012
A closer look at the candidates in the 147th Legislative District, which is comprised of Green Lane, Pennsburg, East Greenville, Schwenksville, Red Hill Borough, Salford Township, Schwenksville, and Perkiomen, Douglass, Lower Frederick,Marlborough, New Hanover (Wards 1 and 3), Skippack (Ward 1), Salford, Upper Frederick, Upper Hanover and Upper Salford Townships. About Marcy Toepel: Marcy Toepel is seeking a second full term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, after a career in the private sector and as a Montgomery County Court House employee. Toepel introduced the recently-passed "Brad Fox Law," which strengthened punishments to straw purchasers of weapons. Learn more about Toepel here. About Betty White: Betty White is a 20-…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The law does not implement new restrictions on firearm sales or purchases.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A Brad Fox Law is headed for Gov. Tom Corbett's desk, though it's perhaps not the one some gun control advocates might hope for. House Bill 898, which imposes a mandatory minimum five-year sentence for the second and subsequent violations of the provisions of state law governing the sale of firearms, was unanimously passed by the state Senate on Wednesday. The law also permanently revokes any license to sell, import, or manufacture firearms from such violators. The bill, now known as the "Brad Fox Law," was passed by the state House in April 2011. State Representative Marcy Toepel (R-147), who introduced the bill, said it had taken on "new significance" in the wake of Fox's murder last month. Fox's apparent killer, Andrew Thomas, who was …
Monday, July 16, 2012
HB 2552 proposes that new revenue generated by the Valley Forge Casino and Resort be distributed to local parks and heritage sites and non-profits.
On Monday, July 16, the Montgomery County Commissioners, along with state Representatives Marcy Toepel (R-147), Mike Vereb (R-150) and Todd Stephens (R-151), held a press conference to reveal new legislation that would redistribute casino revenue from the county’s share assessment. If House Bill 2552 is passed, the casino would give 2% of its gross revenue back to the community – 75% of that will be going to maintenance and refurbishment services of parks and heritage sites, while the final 25% would be split evenly between local nonprofits Laurel House and Mission Kids. "An estimated $1.2 million will be generated. $900,000 to the parks and heritage sites, and $150,000 each to Mission Kids and Laurel House," explained Toepel. Currently, …