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PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE REP. MAKOState Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, takes the oath of office during a ceremony in Harrisburg Jan. 3. PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE REP. MAKOState Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, takes the oath of office during a ceremony in Harrisburg Jan. 3.
State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, is pictured at his desk with his family. Seated with Rep. Mako is his mother, Eva. Pictured, standing, are Chris Mako, his father; Eleanor Mako, his sister; Geoff Mako, his uncle; Katherine Mako, his sister; Jessica Mako, his sister; and Emery Mako, his brother.PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE REP. MAKO State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, is pictured at his desk with his family. Seated with Rep. Mako is his mother, Eva. Pictured, standing, are Chris Mako, his father; Eleanor Mako, his sister; Geoff Mako, his uncle; Katherine Mako, his sister; Jessica Mako, his sister; and Emery Mako, his brother.PHOTO COURTESY OF STATE REP. MAKO

Mako begins first term as state representative

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Legislator says he will fight for tax reform, job creation, infrastructure improvements

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, was joined Jan. 3 in Harrisburg by 22 other first-term legislators as he took the oath of office in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

The newly sworn-in state representative has vowed to fight for property tax reform, job creation and infrastructure improvements.

“I am eager to begin my work in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and continue in former Rep. Julie Harhart’s footsteps,” Mako said. “With my background in finance, I am committed to keeping taxes low. We must find creative ways to tackle the current budget deficit in order for Pennsylvania to remain open for business.”

An almost lifelong resident of Walnutport, Mako graduated from Northampton Area High School and joined the Pennsylvania National Guard in January 2008.

As a Chinook helicopter pilot, he was deployed to Afghanistan in December 2012 for nine months supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

In 2016, he was selected to be an adviser to Estonia’s top military officials.

While serving in the military, Mako also completed his bachelor’s degree in finance from Kutztown University in December 2015.

His district office staff is available to help constituents with state-related problems or concerns.

The office addresses are 2030 Center St., Northampton, and in Slatington Borough Hall, 125 S. Walnut St., Slatington.

Both offices are open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Northampton office can be reached at 610-502-2701.

The Slatington office telephone number is 610-760-9805.

More state information is available on Mako’s website, RepMako.com, and his Facebook page, Facebook.com/RepMako. There, visitors will find information on the latest legislative developments in Harrisburg state programs and the latest happenings in the 183rd District.

The 183rd Legislative District includes Allen, Lehigh and Moore (part) townships and North Catasauqua, Northampton and Walnutport boroughs in Northampton County. It also consists of Whitehall (part), South Whitehall (part) and Washington townships and Slatington Borough in Lehigh County.