From Tracie Mauriello:
"State Rep." isn't the only new title Brandon Neuman got this week. He's also now a fiance. Two days ago he became engaged to Carrie Sechler, 24, of West Virginia.
Sunday, he proposed to Miss Sechler at the Antietam Battlefield Observation Tower, where the pair once went on a date. Early Monday morning he was on the road to Harrisburg for a caucus meeting and to prepare for his swearing in ceremony today.
"Carrie makes it easy to be a boyfriend so she'll make it easy to be a husband," he said. Being a lawmaker, on the other hand, will be a challenge, even a bit scary, said Mr. Neuman, D-Eighty-Four.
"It will be especially hard being a freshman in the minority party. I'm not going to get everything I want right away," he said.
Chief on Mr. Neuman's agenda is passing a bill that would require baseline concussion testing of high school athletes. He's already drafting the bill and asking professional sports teams to fund the cost.
The testing could save lives, said Mr. Neuman, 29, a former University of Richmond fullback.
He was among 29 new representatives and three new state senators sworn in today.