Jonathan Lovitz running for Brian Sims’ Seat

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From the Philadelphia Gay News…..

LGBTQ community leader Jonathan Lovitz announced on April 19 his candidacy for State Representative of the 182nd District seat. Lovitz has been the Senior Vice President of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce for the past five years. In 2020, he co-organized, an initiative to strengthen voting in the Black and LGBTQ community. The 182nd district serves a large section of Center City, including the Gayborhood, as well as parts of Fairmount, Queen Village, Hawthorne, and East Passyunk. The seat is currently held by Rep. Brian Sims, who is running for Lieutenant Governor.

“I won’t need on-the-job training when I get to Harrisburg. I’m already doing the work. In the last five years I have been responsible for writing and passing more than twenty-five state and local laws, including right here in Pennsylvania, opening up billions of dollars in contracts and economic development to small business owners, including minorities, veterans, those with disabilities, and LGBTQ-owned entrepreneurs.”
Jonathan Lovitz
Running for State Representative of the 182nd District seat

Lovitz also acknowledged in his op-ed the need for racial justice and called attention to the violence faced by the LGBTQ community and specifically by the trans community.

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