Kinsey to retire from legislature at end of 2023-24 session

HARRISBURG, Jan. 23 – Today, state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Phila., announced that the current legislative term will be his last. Kinsey has served as state representative for the 201st Legislative District since 2013.

“Being able to serve the people of the 201st Legislative District in northwest Philadelphia has been the honor of my life,” Kinsey said. “In addition to the work I’ve done to help constituents in our community, I am proud to have helped push important legislation in Harrisburg to address some of Pennsylvania’s most important issues such as gun violence, intellectual disabilities, mental health, education and health care.” 

Kinsey, who has an MBA in health administration, said that he will decide on a career path in this field once he leaves office. He stated his desire is to help provide quality health care to Pennsylvanians who need it the most.

During his tenure, Kinsey served as chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, and currently serves as co-chair of the House Bipartisan Caucus and majority chairman of the House Human Services Committee.

Kinsey continues to serve the people of his legislative district, and his office remains open to provide state-related services to constituents, until Nov. 30, when the 2023-24 legislative session ends.