Abigail Salisbury sworn in as PA representative of the 34th District

HARRISBURG, Feb. 21 – Abigail Salisbury, D-Allegheny, took the oath of office as PA’s 34th Legislative District representative today at the state Capitol in Harrisburg.

“I want to thank my neighbors for the enormous trust they have placed in me to be their voice in Harrisburg,” Salisbury said. “I feel deeply honored, and I pledge to do my very best to represent our communities in Harrisburg, and to fight for the smart, progressive policies we need to build a better Commonwealth – one that works for all Pennsylvania.”

Salisbury has spent her career in legal service. Her background includes:

  • working on human rights and microfinance issues in Kosovo, Senegal and Ethiopia.
  • teaching First Amendment law to undergraduates at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • establishing a law practice to provide nonprofits and small business with more affordable legal services.
  • serving as executive director of JURIST.org.

Salisbury served for five years on Swissvale’s Borough Council and was its president for two years.

Key issues Salisbury said she plans to focus on include improving infrastructure, standing up for LGBTQ+ rights, fostering small businesses, supporting public schools and preserving the environment.

Photos from today’s swearing-in can be found here.