State Senator-elect Lindsey Williams opened an office in Shaler for residents of the 38th Senatorial District.
The office is located in the Shaler municipal building at 300 Wetzel Road.
Office staff will be able to help with issues including Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program applications, PennDOT questions, applying for a birth or death certificate and getting state clearances to work with children.
Williams will take office in January. She defeated Republican Jeremy Shaffer , a Ross commissioner, to replace outgoing state Sen. Randy Vulakovich. Shaffer defeated Vulakovich in the Republican primary.
The 38th Senatorial District includes a small section of Pittsburgh and suburban communities in Allegheny County’s North Hills.
In the Alle-Kiski Valley, the district includes Aspinwall, Blawnox, Brackenridge, Cheswick, East Deer, Fawn, Fox Chapel, Frazer, Harmar, Harrison, Indiana Township, O’Hara, Springdale, Springdale Township, Tarentum and West Deer.
Senate Republicans have said they want Williams to prove she meets the four-year residency requirement under the state’s constitution to serve in the chamber. A judge had previously dismissed a lawsuit seeking to remove Williams from the November ballot on the basis that she did not meet that requirement, but did not make a determination on the residency issue.
Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.