Krajewski takes oath for first term

HARRISBURG, Jan. 5 – State Rep. Rick Krajewski took the oath of office at the state Capitol today to begin his first?term representing the 188th Legislative District in Philadelphia.

The noon swearing-in ceremony marked the beginning of the 2021-22 session of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Washington County Judge Brandon Neuman, a former House member, administered the oath of office.

Krajewski joins 24 other first-term members. There are 11 new Democrats and 14 new Republicans.

Among his priorities, Krajewski said he will focus on transforming the criminal justice system, fair funding for public education, living wages and union rights for workers, a Green New Deal for Pennsylvania and combatting the housing crisis in PA. He will receive committee assignments later in the month.

“I see myself as a voice for the people, specifically the working people of west and southwest Philadelphia,” Krajewski said. “The 188th district is a beautiful and unique place; however, like many other districts across PA our people are struggling to recover from the continuing crisis of COVID-19 on top of the decades of divestment from our communities and public goods. I am grateful for the opportunity and the responsibility to represent the 188th in Harrisburg.”  

Krajewski said his office can help with a variety of state-related services, including home heating, children’s health insurance, prescription drug and property tax/rent rebate assistance. His office phone number is 215-724-2227. Residents can learn more about Krajewski’s legislative priorities and the services his office provides by visiting his website,