In Davidson’s latest campaign email, she claims to be the first woman ever elected to the Delaware County legislative delegation. I’ve heard she also is the first person ever to be named Margo, and she also discovered the cure to polio, decades before she was born. She’s just that good.
Faith Wittlesey was first elected as a state representative in Delaware County, Pennsylvania in 1973, in the 166th Pennsylvania State House district. She later served as the 13th United States Ambassador to Switzerland under President Ronald Reagan.
Mary Ann Arty served as the 165th District Representative from 1969 until 1974, a seat that William Adolph has held ever since.
Current Commonwealth Court Judge Kathrynann W Durham was elected as state representative for the 160th state legislative district in 1978 and served eight two-year terms before becoming a court official.
Mae Kernaghan was elected to the Delaware County delegation even earlier. Born in 1901, Kerneghan served from 1957 to 1968 in a time when the entire county was one legislative district. When districts were redrawn, Kernaghan served as the representative for the 163rd District, Davidson’s neighboring district in Upper Darby, currently held by Representative Nicholas Micozzie.
Margo Davidson also claims to support all of the following, in the wake of recent endorsements of her primary opponent, Billy Smith, by Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women:
“Achieve Pay Equity
Stop Sexual Harassment in All Workplaces
Strengthen Human Trafficking Laws
End Family Status Discrimination
Stop Housing Discrimination for Victims of Domestic Violence
Stop Pregnancy Discrimination Once and For All
Protect Victims of Domestic Violence by Strengthening Order-of-Protection Law
Protect a Woman’s Freedom of Choice”
On a “woman’s freedom of choice”, Davidson voted to ban private insurance coverage of abortions for any policies included within the Pennsylvania ACA exchange, and she also voted for HB 732 (now Act 122), which forced the closure of five women’s clinics in Central Pennsylvania. On another note, while she now supports ending “family status” discrimination, it took months of pressure for Davidson to cosponsor HB 300, a bill to end discrimination of LGBT people in their work, their housing, and their government benefits. Maybe now that Billy Smith has been endorsed by the Liberty City Democratic Committee, an LGBT advocacy organization, she’ll put out an email claiming all her LGBT advocacy accolades.