Philadelphia’s 190th District encompasses the communities of Belmont, Carroll Park, Cathedral Park, Mill Creek, Haddington, East Parkside, West Powelton, Allegheny West and Lehigh West. Find out if you live in the 190th District or download a PDF version of the map.
Wards and Divisions in District 190: Wards 04* (Divisions 01, 07, 08, 12, 13, 19, and 20), 06, 24*(Divisions 06-08, 16, and 17), 38*(Division 09), 44, 52*(Divisions 01-04, 06-13, 21 and 28), and 60*(Divisions 04-06, 08-18, 20, and 21.)
A special election will take place on February 25, 2020 for the 190th PA House seat, The seat was left vacant when Rep. Motiva Johnson-Harrell resigned December 5, 2019, after being charged with theft, tampering with public records and other charges. The winner will serve the remainder of Rep. Johnson-Harrell’s term, which expires at the end of 2020. Candidates running in the special election may also run in the April 28 primary for the full 2021-22 legislative term. Other candidates could run then as well.
Any registered voter in House District 190, regardless of party affiliation, is eligible to vote in this election. Democratic and Republican ward leaders in the district nominated candidates to represent the major parties in the special election. Individuals interested in filing as independents or as third-party candidates had to submit nomination papers (with signatures) in January. The final day to register to vote in the special election was Jan. 27.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for this special election is Tuesday, Feb. 18, and all absentee ballots must be returned to the Philadelphia Board of Elections by 5 pm on Friday, Feb. 21. (Pennsylvania’s 2019 voting-reform law, which loosens mail-in-vote deadlines and procedures, doesn’t go into effect until the April 28 primary.)
For more information, visit the Philadelphia County Board of Elections website.
G. Roni Green (D)
Currently a business agent for SEIU Local 668 and the local’s former secretary-treasurer, Gwendolyn Roni Green has been involved in labor unions for almost three decades and ran for her local’s presidency in 2014. Green is also a Democratic committee person in the 38th Ward. A resident of North Philadelphia’s Allegheny West neighborhood, Green is the mother of two and a grandmother of 10.
Wanda Logan (D)
Wanda Logan, a native West Philadelphian, is a longtime community activist who’s making her fifth bid for the 190th District seat in the PA House of Representatives, her first as a Republican. A graduate of Weber State University in Ogden, UT, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Logan is a job-placement/career-development professional and the author of the book “The Weight of a Heart.” She’s the mother of two.