Martina White Wins Reelection to the Pennsylvania House

She's the lawmaker behind the controversial bill that would temporarily conceal the identities of police officers who shoot civilians.

Photo courtesy of Martina White's office

Photo courtesy of Martina White’s office

Republican state Rep. Martina White won reelection in Northwest Philadelphia with 54 percent of the vote in the Northeast’s 170th District.

White proposed a bill that would temporarily bar cities from releasing the names of police officers who shoot civilians. She also introduced legislation that would effectively make it illegal for municipalities like Philadelphia to adopt “sanctuary city” policies.

This is a major victory for the city’s Republican Party, which has only two members in the Philadelphia delegation in Harrisburg. White’s challenger, Democrat Matthew Darragh, is a former employee of the Auditor General’s office who had been endorsed by President Barack Obama.

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