When Austin Davis won his state house seat in 2018, he was the youngest member of his delegation. Just five years later, he’s making history again as Lt. Governor.
“I am now the youngest lieutenant governor in the country. It is an awesome responsibility and a testament that young people can make a difference,” said Austin Davis.
At the age of 33, Davis is still fighting the same fight and this time as the first African American Lt. Governor. It’s a lot of firsts from local politics to the statehouse, but he still stands by his reason to run.
“When I was 16 years old there was a person shot on my block and that’s what spurred me to go to a McKeesport City Council meeting to get involved and ultimately ran for the state house because of gun violence. But also, because my area had in a lot of ways been forgotten and I thought working class people needed a champion in Harrisburg who were going to fight for their values,” Davis said.
As Davis transitions into this new role, he’s doing just that as he begins to work right alongside the new governor.
“Every Pennsylvanian should have that right to increase their economic status to go to good schools to make sure they get a quality education and live in safe communities,” Davis said.
Davis plans to still split time between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh so his wife can continue her career too.
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