Howard takes oath for second term

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Kristine Howard took the oath of office at the state Capitol today, beginning her second term representing the 167th District in Chester County.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Washington County Judge Brandon Neuman, a former House member, administered the oath of office.

Howard served as Democratic secretary of the House Children & Youth Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session.

Howard said she will focus on access to COVID-19 relief, affordable health care and prescription medication, environmental protection, opioid disaster relief, women’s reproductive rights, affordable higher education, and government transparency in the new term. She will receive committee assignments later in the month.  

“So many people are struggling right now,” Howard said. “I’m here to serve you and make sure that you, your family, your business and your community have the resources needed, not just to survive this pandemic, but to thrive. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me.”

Howard said her office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. Her office phone number is 610-251-1070. Residents also can learn more about Howard’s legislative priorities and the services her office provides by visiting her website at