HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Pennsylvania State Senator Sharif Street (D-Philadelphia) has been elected the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.

Street, who served as the Vice-Chair for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party for four years, was voted in as the first African American Chair of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party by a vote of 174 to 138.

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“I am honored to be elected to lead our party forward,” said Street. “We will prioritize connecting with Democratic voters in every part of our state, building a foundation to elect good candidates on all levels of government, engaging communities that feel forgotten and connecting our Party’s ideals to their everyday problems.”    

Street described the party as a “family” that is united in working to elect Josh Shapiro in the fall’s gubernatorial race and John Fetterman in the U.S. Senate race.

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