Pa. voters elect first Muslim woman to serve in state House


The first Muslim woman was elected to serve in the State House after one of two special elections were held Tuesday in Pennsylvania.

Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrel won the 190th District seat that covers West Philadelphia. The seat was previously held by Vanessa Lowery-Brown who was forced out after being sentenced for a bribery conviction.

The other special election was held in Lackawanna County.

Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski won the 114th District seat. It was left vacant after Rep. Sid Kavulich died in October.

Kosierowski beat Republican Frank Scavo. He was just voted out as the Old Forge School Board President for posting an anti-Muslim post on Facebook. 

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