Movita Johnson-Harrell sworn in as state representative

Movita Johnson-Harrell sworn in as state representative

Monday marked a historic day for the Pennsylvania General Assembly, as the House of Representatives swore in Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-Philadelphia) as the newest member of the chamber — and also the first Muslim woman in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 
 
Johnson-Harrell now represents the 190th legislative district, which covers a portion of Philadelphia. 
Monday, March 25, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - March 11, 2019

Tweets of the Week - March 11, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, March 15, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

Special election results in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

This story will be updated as results and more information become available. 

 

Residents of Pennsylvania’s 114th legislative district are heading to the polls today to elect a new state representative. On the ballot are Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski and Republican Frank Scavo — two Lackawanna County residents who hope to earn the seat previously held by state Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna), who died in October 2018. 

 

Philadelphia has long been known as a Democratic stronghold, and Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell hopes to build upon that success the special election for the 190th legislative district.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Special election preview: A look at races in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

Special election preview: A look at races in the 114th and 190th legislative districts

The two candidates vying for the 114th legislative district seat in Lackawanna County’s special election share similar goals for their district, but both believe in using different means to achieve them. 

In Philadelphia’s 190th District, Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell was not the first choice of Philadelphia Democrats—Daryl Thomas was initially tapped as the candidate to replace embattled Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown but dropped out after residency concerns.

Monday, March 11, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Strassburger ahead by nearly $80,000 in first month of Pittsburgh city council special election fundraising

Strassburger ahead by nearly $80,000 in first month of Pittsburgh city council special election fundraising

Armed with 159 separate contributions — including maxed out donations from Dan Gilman and Bill Peduto’s election committee — Erika Strassburger took a commanding lead in fundraising in Pittsburgh’s March 6 special election by raking just over $91,241 in January, according to city campaign finance reports.

The election for city council’s District 8, which includes a central chunk of the affluent East End, is to replace former city councilman Gilman after he resigned to become Mayor Peduto’s new chief of staff in early January.

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
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