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John Sabatina Jr.

Party: Democrat
Position: State Senator, District 5
Committees:
Chair: Transportation (minority chair)
Member: Aging and Youth; Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Community, Economic, and Recreational Development; Judiciary
In office since: 2015
Next Election:
2020
Previous occupations: Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney; State Representative
Websites:
Official
Official 2
Ballotpedia
Contact Information:
12361 Academy Road 
Philadelphia, PA 19154  
215-281-2539
Email

John Sabatina Jr.’s website states that his legislative priorities include: “victims’ rights, crime prevention, issues impacting older adults, combating blight in our communities and promoting urban renewal through economic, cultural and neighborhood development.” However, his legislative and public record have no clear strategic direction or agenda.

Immigration

  • Only Democratic State Representative from Philadelphia who voted in favor of a bill attempting to eliminate Philadelphia’s sanctuary city status

Other

  • Member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the PA Assistant District Attorney’s Association, the Sons of Italy Greater Roxborough Lodge No. 2217, and Father Judge Alumni Association

  • Ward leader for the 56th ward (source)