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Sharif Street

Party: Democrat
Position: State Senator, District 3
Committees:
Chair: Banking and Insurance
Member: Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Appropriations; Health and Human Services; Urban Affairs and Housing
In office since: 2017
Next election:
2020
Previous occupations: Attorney; Political adviser
Websites:
Official
Official 2
Ballotpedia
Contact Information:  
1621 West Jefferson Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19121  
215-227-6161
info@senatorsharifstreet.com

Economy

  • Wants to increase access to construction and trades jobs

Criminal justice

  • Supports increasing access to jobs for non-violent ex-offenders by increasing the number of crimes that can be expunged from a criminal record

  • Supports legislation to allow parole for those with life sentences

Healthcare

  • Supports public programs such as CHIP and Medicaid

  • Open to legalizing medical marijuana

Education

  • Supports increasing funding for public education

  • Also supports expanding charter school reimbursements

Civil rights

  • Supports equal pay laws for men and women

  • Supports statewide protections for LGBTQ employees

Other

  • Street is the son of former Philadelphia Mayor John Street

  • Member of the American, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and National Bar Associations

  • Member of the Philadelphia Barristers Association

  • Helped found and serves on the board of Urban Solutions, a nonprofit focusing on health in underserved communities