Cephas appointed to newly created deputy caucus chair position

HARRISBURG, March 1 – State Rep. Morgan Cephas, D-Phila., today announced her new role as deputy Democratic Caucus chair for the 2019-20 legislative session. 

“I am honored to have been appointed to this newly created position. I want to thank House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Joanna McClinton for providing me the opportunity to play such an integral part in laying the groundwork for the future success of our caucus,” Cephas said. “From investing in our commercial corridors and creating good-paying jobs to addressing maternal mortality rates and pushing for criminal justice reform, I will use this platform to continue tackling critical issues facing Pennsylvania.”

Cephas, who joins three other newly appointed deputy caucus chairs from around the commonwealth, is tasked with working closely with the 24 new members of the House Democratic Caucus to provide peer mentoring in various areas, such as legislative goals, district office outreach and constituent services.

She will also collaborate with McClinton in preparing special informational presentations for legislators and encourage all members to attend daily meetings wherein strategy and legislation are discussed.

“I am eager to sit down with my Democratic colleagues in the House to strategically and effectively promote our message and put families first by embracing our Plan for PA, which fights for good-paying jobs, affordable health care, and quality schools.”

The other deputy caucus chairs include:

  • State Rep. Ed Gainey, Allegheny County;

  • State Rep. Frank Burns, Cambria County; and

  • State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, Lehigh County.