Coy moves into new quarters

January 01, 2001

Coy moves into new quarters

By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg

photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer

Rep. Coy officeCHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania state Rep. Jeff Coy, D-Shippensburg, is ushering in the new year in a brand new office in Chambersburg.

After 12 years on West King Street, Coy's office is now at 37 S. Main St., Suite 100, in the P. Nicklas building.

"It was a space issue," said Mark Buterbaugh, a legislative staff member in Chambersburg.

The new location is about 1,700 square feet, nearly 700 square feet larger than the old office.

Movers cleared out everything from the old office and delivered it to the Main Street location Dec. 22, and staff began working out of the office last week.


"Everything is all set up now except the Internet and network," Buterbaugh said Thursday afternoon. "We're just waiting on the electrician to run cables to each computer."

Coy, who was elected to his 10th term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in November, has always had an office in Chambersburg.

Since his first narrow victory in the 89th district in 1982, no Republican challenger has been able to unseat him.

Popular among voters in the largely Republican district, Coy won all 26 precincts in Franklin County and all seven in Cumberland County in November.

After that victory, Coy credited his Chambersburg staff.

"I also think I have very excellent operations in Chambersburg and Shippensburg. Constituent services at those offices is excellent," Coy said in November.

The entrance to the new Chambersburg location is off the brick sidewalk next to the Olympia Candy Kitchen. A ramp was installed to make it handicapped-accessible, Buterbaugh said.

There is also public parking in a lot behind the building, shared with Allfirst Bank and the Olympia Candy Kitchen, Buterbaugh said.

There are three full-time employees in Coy's Chambersburg office, including Buterbaugh, a secretary and a legislative district.

Coy's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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