McClinton statement on resignation of Rep. Margo Davidson

HARRISBURG, July 22 – Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton issued the following statement about the resignation of State Representative Margo Davidson:

“I am saddened by these charges against Representative Davidson and recognize her decision to accept responsibility. This ensures the important work she led in the House State Government Committee can continue without interruption or distraction and the people’s right to vote can be defended against all attacks.

“We have begun the process of choosing a new Democratic Chairperson who will provide similar dedication as we stand against concerted efforts to disenfranchise voters.

“Representative Davidson spent more than a decade in the legislature and was the first woman – and first Black woman – to represent the 164th Legislative District and serve as a House State Government Committee Chairperson. She was dedicated to her constituents and always fought her hardest for those in need in Delaware County.

“The 164th House Legislative District Office at Barclay Square Shopping Center, 1500 Garrett Road, in Upper Darby will remain open to serve constituents until the Speaker of the House calls a special election and a new lawmaker is chosen by the people.”