John Sabatina Jr.
Position: State Senator, District 5
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
12361 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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.
Only Democratic State Representative from Philadelphia who voted in favor of a bill attempting to eliminate Philadelphia’s sanctuary city status
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)