Rep. Margo Davidson sworn in for 5th term as state representative

HARRISBURG, Jan. 1 – State Rep. Margo Davidson was sworn in today for her fifth term representing the 164th Legislative District.


Davidson was recently elected as the first African-American woman to head the powerful Southeastern Delegation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The election marked the latest in firsts for Davidson, who was also the first Democrat, the first African American and the first woman to represent the 164th Legislative District, as well as the first woman ever elected from Delaware County in the history of the commonwealth.


“I am honored that the residents of the 164th District have elected me again to fight for their interests in Harrisburg,” Davidson said. “I look forward to working with my fellow Democrats to implement the Plan4PA, the House Democrats’ comprehensive legislative plan that puts the needs of regular Pennsylvanians first. The Plan4PA is about achieving social and economic justice for all with its focus on good jobs, affordable health care, quality schools and a fair economy.”


Davidson will be one of 93 House Democrats for the 2019-20 legislative session. She is joined by 24 first-term House Democrats. In this term, there are more female representatives (51) in the House than ever before in the history of Pennsylvania.


“It is time that Pennsylvania’s legislature reflected the state’s diversity.” Davidson said. “Together, we will build a strong economy that works for Pennsylvania’s working families.”


The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in ceremony is mandated by the state constitution to convene at noon on the first Tuesday of January. This is the 203rd legislative session.