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Jordan Harris

Party: Democrat
Position: State Representative, District 186, Democratic Whip
Committees:
Member: Government Oversight; Rules
In office since: 2013
Next Election:
2020
Previous occupations: Educator; Director of the Philadelphia Youth Commission
Websites:
Official
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Ballotpedia
Contact Information:
2103 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
215-755-9185

Criminal Justice

  • Worked to pass Clean Slate legislation

  • Supports “ban the box” legislation and executive orders, which prevents employers from asking about criminal records

Public Safety

  • Works with the governor to advocate for gun safety legislation

  • Helped get $60 million for school and community safety, including gun safety programs

  • Sponsored a bill to help crack down on “stop-and-gos”, nuisance businesses that sell liquor

Education

  • Helped Cheyney University, the nation’s oldest historically black university, manage its fiscal crisis; also helped broker a partnership with Starbucks to improve access to higher education

Other

  • Served as the president of the PA Black Caucus

    On the board of the Hardy Williams Education Fund, the Christian Street YMCA, and president of the board of the Lincoln Day Educational Center