Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 197

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The 197th Pennsylvania House of Representatives District is located in Philadelphia County and includes the following areas:[1]

  • Ward 11 [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03, 07, 08, 11, 13, 19 and 20]
  • Ward 16 [PART, Divisions 01, 02, 03, 04 and 05]
  • Ward 19
  • Ward 37 [PART, Divisions 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20]
  • Ward 42 [PART, Divisions 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11 and 22]
  • Ward 43
  • Ward 49 [PART, Division 01]

Representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
Prior to 1969, seats were apportioned by county.
Joel J. Johnson Democrat 1969 – 1980
Junius M. Emerson Democrat 1981 – 1982
Andrew J. Carn Democrat 1983 – 2000
Jewell Williams Democrat 2001 – 2012 Resigned to become Sheriff of Philadelphia
Gary Williams Democrat 2012 – 2013
Jose Miranda Democrat 2013 – 2014
Leslie Acosta Democrat 2015 – January 3, 2017 Resigned (felony corruption conviction)
Emilio Vazquez Democrat April 5, 2017 - present

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