For Philadelphia’s GOP, and its chairwoman and state representative from the Northeast, Martina White, this is just another day at the races. Not because White takes policy or politics lightly. Rather, because – at age 32 – dealing with matters of state, and pleasing her constituents, has been her whole life’s work. Now in her third term, White – in office since 2015 in a special election to fill an open seat in the 170th District – became the first new Republican elected in Philadelphia in 25 years, a feat considering that working class area’s deep blue roots.
HARRISBURG—Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) issued the following statement after 31 shootings and 7 homicides occurred from Friday to Sunday. Homicides are up 22% from this same point a year ago.
Since mid-March, we’ve all been living under Gov. Tom Wolf’s “new normal” as the coronavirus pandemic spreads.
HARRISBURG – To address the issue of squatters in Philadelphia and other areas across Pennsylvania, the state House approved a bill authored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) that would create a process in which police would have greater authority to assist in the removal of a trespasser.
HARRISBURG – Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) released the following statement about the recent police shootings in Philadelphia:
With an eye on improving Pennsylvania’s crumbling bridges and pot-holed roads, Republicans who control the state House announced Monday they are starting a legislative infrastructure task force to look for solutions.
State Reps. Martina White and Jared Solomon, among others, last month sought to pass “concurrent jurisdiction” legislation that would have given Attorney General Josh Shapiro the ability to prosecute cases involving the sale, purchase or possession of an illegal gun.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) today called on Attorney General Josh Shapiro to prosecute gun crimes in Philadelphia.
As public debate rages over Philadelphia’s gun violence epidemic, state legislators have quietly passed a law that targets the city, giving the state Attorney General’s Office equal jurisdiction to the district attorney in prosecuting certain gun-related cases.
HARRISBURG- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has hand delivered a letter to the office of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro seeking an investigation into the recent actions of Rep. Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) regarding a potential violation of Pennsylvania statutes.
HARRISBURG-- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) has been reassigned to the House Appropriations Committee.
State Rep. Martina White, a Republican, was sworn in last week to serve the people of the 170th Legislative District House of Representatives.
HARRISBURG -- Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) was sworn in today to serve the people of the 170th District in Northeast Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She is serving her second full term after winning a special election in 2015.
WHAT: Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will join representatives of the Philadelphia Police Department, FOP Lodge 5, the family of fallen Police Officer Isabel Nazario and Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) to dedicate a portion of Cottman Avenue as the Isabel Nazario Memorial Highway.
WHAT: State Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will honor more than 100 local Vietnam veterans from Philadelphia with Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins issued by the government to living U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War. This event will be held to accommodate local veterans who could not attend a previous pinning ceremony.
WHAT: On National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will honor nearly 150 local Vietnam veterans from Philadelphia with Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pins issued by the government to living U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War as a lasting memento of our nation's thanks.
PHILADELPHIA — Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will hold two community meetings to help prevent and fight opioid addiction. The meetings will focus on education, prevention, intervention, and treatment in order to give families the tools necessary to help loved ones affected by the epidemic.
Time Magazine’s Person of the Year award still draws conversation and controversy. This year, the initial controversy involves whether the magazine was lining up President Trump as one of the finalists. Of course, we know its policy is to endorse the person who is the most consequential, not necessarily the person the people at the magazine think has made the most positive impact.
HARRISBURG— A grant supported by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to address contamination at the Parkwood Youth Organization Recreation Center has been approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA).
Less than two weeks before the most shocking presidential election in modern history, the Republican lawmaker was sitting at a gym in Northeast Philadelphia, debating Matt Darragh, a Democrat trying to unseat her from the General Assembly.