Groundbreaking marks official start of construction of Illumination Station

State Sen. John Gordner and state Rep. Kurt Masser speak at a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the official construction of Illumination Station, in the 100 block of E. Independence St., Oct. 5 in Shamokin.

HARRISBURG — Longtime state legislator, Sen. John Gordner (R-27) announced Monday he will be retiring Wednesday to take on a new role at the state Capitol in Harrisburg. Gordner will become counsel to interim Senate Pro Tempore Kim Ward (R-39).

“It has been an honor of a lifetime to serve the citizens of the 109th Legislative District and the 27th Senatorial District,” Gordner said.

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