MORGAN CEPHAS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR PA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Philadelphia, PA – Morgan Cephas launched her candidacy last week for the 192nd District seat of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Morgan is seeking the Democratic nomination for State Representative of the 192nd District encompassing the Overbrook, Wynnefield, Haddington, Carroll Park, Overbrook Park, and Overbrook Farms neighborhoods of West Philadelphia.
“Philadelphia is undergoing an economic renaissance and becoming a new world class city - a destination for development, job creation, housing, recreation, and events,” Morgan said. “I’m running to make sure that the 192nd District is not left behind.”
Born and raised in the Wynnefield section of the city, Morgan Cephas has a proven track record in advocacy, legislation and safeguarding of resources for the community as a former staffer in City Council and External Affairs Director of Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN). Morgan has secured over $14 million to revitalize area commercial corridors, recreation centers and schools in the District and to provide additional funds for summer job opportunities for youth. She authored and ushered the passage of various legislative bills including the Philadelphia Internship Tax Credit.
Morgan is regularly involved in various volunteer efforts throughout the community, sits on several boards for local non-profit organizations, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Morgan frequently organizes and hosts various community engagement activities including anti-violence basketball tournaments, Back-to-School book bag drives, toy drives and community movie nights.
Morgan recognizes the importance of the outcome of this election as she is running following the 30-year tenure and legacy of State Rep. Louise Williams-Bishop. Her campaign has established a political action committee, Friends for Morgan Cephas, with the PA Department of State. She anticipates building a strong coalition of civic organizations, labor unions and local businesses and organizations.
“I honor and recognize the work of the past, building on the legacy and foundation of prior leadership, and yet, look forward to the future of a renewed 192nd District," says Morgan. “I am ready to lead on day one. Together we will renew the 192nd, block by block.”
The campaign will host an official announcement on Saturday, January 2, 10:00am-12:00pm, at the Overbrook Arts and Environment Education Center, 6134 Lancaster Avenue.