For the first time ever, a woman will represent the 28th Senate District in the General Assembly.
This comes after State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill won the Republican Primary, and Judith Higgins, a small business owner and college professor, won the Democratic Primary.
“I think it’s exciting to see people engaged in the political process. I think it’s good for our commonwealth, for our country, for our communities when as many people as possible are engaged,” said Phillips-Hill.
“When you only have one group being represented, you’re losing a whole lot of voices, a whole lot of opinions, and a whole lot of life perspectives that are very different. We’re going to organize the agenda differently than men do,” said Higgins.
10 years ago, Pennsylvania ranked 43rd in the country for women in state politics. It is now up to 38th place.