Harris looking forward to third term

Elected to serve as chairman of Pa. Legislative Black Caucus

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Jordan Harris today was sworn into office for his third term as representative for the 186th Legislative District during a ceremony in the Capitol.

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.

“I am thankful my constituents maintain their trust in me,” Harris said. “I will continue to build on that trust and expand on the work that my staff and I accomplished for the 186th Legislative District.”

During his second term, Harris fought for funding for education in Philadelphia, including for Pre-K, and championed legislation that eventually became law to help expunge criminal records of lesser offenders.

Harris said he will continue to fight for more education funding, as well as common-sense gun laws and criminal justice reform. 

In addition to beginning his third, two-year term as state representative, Harris has been named chairman for the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.

“It’s an honor to have been elected to serve as chairman of this very important caucus,” Harris said. “With the upcoming session, I will see to it that the members of the Black Caucus stand united and be the voice for African-Americans and people of color across Pennsylvania on key issues, including promoting diversity and inclusion in the commonwealth’s workforce and economy, addressing health disparities plaguing our communities of color and creating greater access to higher education for minority students.”

Harris encourages his constituents to contact him via email at RepHarris@pahouse.net, through his website at www.pahouse.com/Harris, or on social media at www.facebook.com/RepJordanHarris and www.twitter.com/RepHarris