Apr. 25, 2017

HARRISBURG—House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) has appointed Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) to head a subcommittee to addresses issues specific to Philadelphia.

White will serve a two-year term as chair of the Subcommittee on Cities, Counties - First Class under the Urban Affairs Committee. White has been a member of the Urban Affairs Committee since first elected in 2015. The committee considered and reported several of her bills, which became law.

“This is quite an honor, I look forward to this undertaking as we work to address the major issues facing our city.” White said.

Pennsylvania’s cities of the first class, by definition, have over 1 million residents, and Philadelphia is the only first-class city in the state.

The subcommittee focuses on issues pertaining to Philadelphia, including but not limited to, blight, land banks, affordable housing, financing authorities and economic revitalization.

“Know that I will use my insight and background as a lifelong Philadelphian to guide the subcommittee as we examine the many issues that impact the quality of life of the city’s residents,” White said.

Representative Martina White
170th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster