(PORT ROYAL) – A portion of Route 22/322 in Juniata County was formally named the Honorable Daniel F. Clark Memorial Highway during a ceremony today in Mifflintown, Pa.
Clark represented the 82nd District in the House from 1989 to 2002, which represented s all or portions of Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and Snyder counties. He passed away in September of 2014.
Senator Jake Corman (R-34) said the highway designation is a way to honor Clark’s memory and serve as a tribute to his years of public service to the area.
The ceremony was attended by state and local officials, family members of the late state representative and State Representatives Bill Adolph and Adam Harris.
“In the 1990s Dan Clark worked tirelessly in Harrisburg to get the votes to improve the local highways,” Corman said. “His efforts not only improved the community and spurred economic development, but it saved lives.”
Adolph, who cosponsored the bill renaming the highway in Clark’s honor said he spent a third of his life serving the public, as a district attorney and member of the Legislature.
“Dan never forgot the people of Juniata County when he was in Harrisburg,” Adolph said. “And he knew firsthand the difficulties traveling to and from here. He was bright, intelligent and articulate. There’s no one I trusted more in Harrisburg than Dan to do what was right for the people he represented.”
Harris, who now holds Clark’s former seat, said the new roadway is a fitting way to remember Clark
“Dan has been a role model for representing the people of Juniata County,” Harris said. “He understood and worked for us to ensure that our road system had the support in Harrisburg that allowed us to improve economic development while still working to protect our quality of life here.”
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