Howard takes third oath of office

HARRISBURG, Jan. 3 – State Rep. Kristine Howard took the oath of office in the state Capitol today to begin another term representing the 167th Legislative District in Chester County.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2023-24 legislative session of the Pennsylvania House, its 207th. Court of Common Pleas Judge John McNally administered the oath of office.

“I am honored to represent the residents of the 167th Legislative District,” said Howard, D-Chester. “I am here to serve my constituents and make sure that they, their families, their businesses and their communities have the resources needed. We have an opportunity to make a difference for the people of Pennsylvania and I am looking forward to working to meet their needs.”

Howard said her priorities will be reproductive rights, affordable higher education, environmental protection and improving economic conditions.

Howard’s office can help with a variety of state-related services, including birth and death certificates, disability plates and placards, unemployment compensation issues and Property Tax/Rent Rebate assistance, in addition to being general guides on navigating state government issues. Residents can reach her office by calling (610) 251-1070 or emailing