Howard appointed secretary in House Children and Youth Committee

HARRISBURG, April 17 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, was appointed Democratic secretary of the House Children and Youth Committee.


She will serve as secretary with Democratic committee Chairman Joseph Petrarca.


“My experience as a caseworker with the Chester County Department of Children, Youth and Families puts me in position to be a strong advocate,” Howard said. “As secretary, I am committed to creating a safer, more supportive community for the children of Pennsylvania.”


The Children and Youth Committee focuses on Pennsylvania’s youngest residents, reviewing bills that impact the Office of Child Development and Learning, as well as the Office of Children, Youth and Families under the Department of Human Services.

Those interested in learning more about Howard and her committee appointments can call her district office at 610-251-1070 or visit her website at