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As your elected PA House State Representative in the 190th District – who comes from our Community, I know, first hand, what is needed.
As your elected PA House of Representatives in the 190th District – born and raised in our Community – I understand the urgency of our children’s needs – and I understand how to bring positive solutions for ALL Citizens!
Like over 72.2% of families in our district, I was raised by a single mother. So, I am no stranger to the responsibilities that many of us live with everyday. And the sacrifices that we must overcome.
I had to work by the time I was 11 to help feed my seven siblings. All this while I was going to school and graduating from our public school system.
Even though not every child grew up like I did, my story is a similar to the story for many. Kids attending Philadelphia Public Schools.
I went to – Hamilton, Sayre, and Overbrook High School – and needed help. For many kids, school is the only place to get a full meal. And unfortunately, the resources were lacking to get a quality education.
But, as I said, my childhood was not usual. Growing up, my mother suffered with substance abuse and that forced me to become a man earlier than most. I became very familiar and comfortable with perseverance; and I decided never to allow myself or anyone else to feel stuck with disappointment again. So, in middle school, I joined “The Young Gentlemen’s Club” and connected with mentors who refined young boys into young men.
In the Young Gentlemen’s Club I began to refine my understanding of integrity, accountability, and responsibility. The mentors in the Young Gentlemen’s Club Program made me the man that I am today.
AS YOUR ELECTED LEGISLATOR IN THE PA HOUSE 190TH DISTRICT: I will invest in programs that nurture our young people, because they deserve to have opportunities to achieve better outcomes.
190th Legislative District.