Special election set to replace West Philly state rep charged with corruption

AP News
December 16, 2019 - 5:33 pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Voters in a West Philadelphia district in the state House of Representatives will replace a lawmaker accused of stealing from a charity during a special election early next year. 

The voting to replace Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell will take place on Feb. 25. Johnson-Harrell announced her resignation earlier this month, after being charged with diverting more than a half-million dollars from the charity that serves people with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and other challenges. 

She's a Democrat who was the first woman Muslim elected to the state House.

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