PA Legislator Takes Regional HHS Liaison Role


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It was expected that State Representative Matt Baker, R-Tioga, would not run for his 68th Legislative District re-election, but surprisingly he ended his term his term sooner than expected.


Baker resigned from serving the 68th District Monday, Feb. 19. to begin serving a larger population as the Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs’ Regional Director. His new position reports to the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under the Trump Administration.


It is with great sadness that I am leaving the House of Representatives sooner than I would have desired; however, I have been given the opportunity to serve the people of the 68th District and beyond in an even greater capacity than my current position allows.

-Matt Baker, Regional Director, Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Baker’s new position represents Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. He is one of 10 Regional Directors for the HHS.

Matt is a great guy, we’re sorry to lose him here at the Capitol.

-Doug Hill, Exective Director, County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania