Rep. Mike Peifer (R-Monroe/Pike/Wayne) has announced the hiring of Gina Ehrhardt of Paupack to serve as a constituent outreach specialist at his office in Honesdale.

A lifelong resident of the Lake Region, Ehrhardt is a graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School and earned a degree in elementary education from Bloomsburg University. She taught preschool locally for 17 years and most recently has been serving as a substitute teacher in the Wallenpaupack Area School District.

"As a teacher, Gina committed herself to helping prepare our children for a successful future, and I’m sure she will approach this job with a similar level of commitment," Peifer said. "Her strong work ethic and knowledge of the region will be an asset to me and to the citizens of the 139th District."

Ehrhardt said she is looking forward to working with constituents, getting to know them and helping to address their concerns. She will start working in Peifer’s office on Monday, June 17.

The Honesdale office is located at the Wayne County Visitors Center, 32 Commercial St., Suite 300, Honesdale. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office also may be reached by calling (570)253-5533. Follow legislative news on Peifer’s website,