Green takes oath of office

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Roni Green, D-Phila., took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin her term representing the 190th Legislative District, which comprises parts of west and north Philadelphia.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Green also will serve as the vice chair of the Philadelphia Delegation’s Labor Subcommittee.

Green said her priorities during the term will be raising the minimum wage and fighting for a living wage, securing full funding for the School District of Philadelphia to adequately renovate school buildings and remove possible toxic exposure, tackling increased childcare costs and grappling with gun violence in Philadelphia through legislation and life-skills programs.

“It is an honor to represent the people of Philadelphia,” Green said. “We have phenomenal organizations doing great work in the 190th, and while I’m in Harrisburg legislatively, I will also bring resources back to the district so they can be successful in their work. We are proud communities in the 190th, working together for the betterment of every person.”

Green’s office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating assistance, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance. Residents can find out more by going to Green’s office is located at 1719 N. 52nd St., Suite G, Philadelphia, PA, 19131.

Green previously held this seat in the 190th Legislative District from February to Nov. 30, 2020.

Dauphin County Judge John McNally administered the oath of office.

This class of freshman legislators is the largest and most diverse in a decade. There are 26 new Democratic members, of which eight are women. The Democratic Caucus continues to evolve to represent the people of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. There are 35 women and 34 people of color in the caucus.

Just 14 Democratic members remain in the House from the last time the party was in the majority.