Fitzgerald sworn in for first term at state Capitol

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – During a ceremony at the state Capitol that opened the 2017-18 legislative session, Rep. Isabella Fitzgerald took the oath of office to represent northwest Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to represent the residents of the 203rd Legislative District,” said Fitzgerald, who takes office after serving as legislative assistant for former state Rep. Dwight Evans, who now represents the area in Congress. “I’m excited to start working on the issues and problems confronting the constituents in my district and the people of Philadelphia.”

Fitzgerald’s legislative interests include youth and public safety; pre-k, basic and higher education; and economic development.

“In addition to making these issues a priority in Harrisburg, I am working on legislation that would financially assist women who are in need of more intensive breast screening beyond the mammogram,” said Fitzgerald, D-Phila. “I will fight to continue to bring resources and services to my constituents and keep the agenda moving forward.” 

Fitzgerald’s constituent service office is up and running at 7178 Ogontz Ave., Philadelphia, 19138. The number is 215-549-0220.

She also invites people to visit her website – – which has links to information on state services and includes a form that enables constituents to email her. Fitzgerald also maintains a legislative Facebook page at and Twitter feed at

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives swearing-in corresponds with the first Tuesday in January, every two years. This year is Pennsylvania’s 201st legislative session.