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 March 12, 2019 for 190th PA House seat, which encompasses neighborhoods in West, North and Northwest Philadelphia. The seat was left vacant when Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown resigned Dec. 11, 2018 following her conviction on bribery charges.
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.
For more information, visit the Philadelphia County Board of Elections website.
Amen Brown (Amen Brown Party)
Michael Harvey (R)
Michael Harvey is a Republican committee person in West Philadelphia’s 60th Ward.
Movita Johnson-Harrell (D)
Movita Johnson-Harrell, a West Philly native, first ran for this seat in 2016. A businesswoman who operated a Powelton personal-care facility that closed abruptly last May, Johnson-Harrell also supervised Victim Services in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office before entering this race. She founded an antiviolence nonprofit, the CHARLES Foundation, in the wake of the murder of her youngest son, Charles, in 2011. Johnson-Harrell has a BA in behavioral health from Philadelphia Community College and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania.
Pamela K. Williams (Working Families Party)
Pamela K. Williams (“Pastor Pamm”), a lifelong West Philadelphian, is the founder of the Ark of Refuge Tabernacle of Philadelphia in University City, and has served as its pastor for three decades. She has also held executive positions in the 60th Democratic Ward. Williams has attended Temple University, Spelman College and Morgan State University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Lancaster Theological Seminary. She and her wife have four children.