Contact Information 

District Offices

Somerset Office
301 Georgian Place

Somerset, PA 15501
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (814) 443-4230
Fax: (814) 443-3866

Windber Office
1605 Graham Avenue
Windber, PA 15963
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Tuesday - Thursday - Friday
Closed on Wednesday 
Phone: (814) 467-4011

Hyndman Office
158 Washington St.
Hyndman, PA. 15545
Open on Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
(814) 842-3362
TOLL-FREE: (866) 779-1477
Fax: (814) 842-3367
Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment
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Capitol Office
Room 111 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202069
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2069
(717) 783-8756
Fax: (717) 782-2911

Metzgar Issues Statement Regarding Sunday Debate on Gambling Expansion
10/4/2009
Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset/Bedford) today issued the following statement in response to the Sunday debate on amendments to Senate Bill 711, which expands gambling in Pennsylvania:
 
“Instead of attending their places of worship this past Sunday, proponents of expanding gambling chose the Lord’s day of rest to debate the legalization of so-called ‘table games’ in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The debate was reminiscent of the 2004 vote to legalize slot machine gambling, when the Legislature hid under the cover of night to propose another big-city subsidy that was cloaked in the promise of property tax relief that never materialized.
 
“Rather than creating a responsible budget that cuts wasteful spending, the legislature chose to debate a highly addictive, morally questionable new revenue stream. To say that all those who gamble are irresponsible would be mistaken. Why, though, would your representatives--elected officials who are tasked with safeguarding our ways of life-- legalize a vice that has been known to tear apart families and lead many to financial ruin? They are on the verge of choosing the easy way, not the right way.
 
“State government should be run like every other business; when there are lean years, responsible businesses cut costs. They do not start making bets in the back room to make a little extra money.  
 
“I oppose this poor piece of legislation, and I am embarrassed that this debate took place on a day which many hold sacred.”
 
Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar
69th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 443-4230
Contact: Raymond Smith
House Republican Public Relations
rsmith@pahousegop.com
(717) 705-1834
Member Site: RepMetzgar.com
Caucus Site: PAHouseGOP.com