Philadelphia State Rep in the 181 district, Malcolm Kenyatta, visited Chester on one of his first campaign stops for his run in the 2022 U.S. Senate election for Pennsylvania in an event hosted by Malcolm Yates. 

About a couple dozen people gathered at the Anson Group Building from Philadelphia, Delaware County and Chester to welcome Kenyatta while enjoying music, light hors d’oeuvres, and the artwork of Kenny Picasso Hunt. 

Kenyatta brought an inspiring message of promise when elected as our U.S. senator thanks to his background and experience which isn’t too similar to most representatives presently in the senate or the other candidates running for the seat. He more closely represents those of us not from the privileged class, but of the average working class and poor who face some of the same challenges he has experienced being raised as a black male in Philly in a single family household. 

Kenyatta is a product of Philadelphia public schools and a graduate of Temple University and Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State and Local Government. He recently earned a Master of Science in Strategic Communication from Drexel University. He currently serves as vice chair of the Philadelphia House Delegation and as a member of the Governor’s Taskforce on Suicide Prevention and holds a host of committee leadership positions. As a legislator, he has championed proposals to address generational poverty, raise the minimum wage and protect workers’ rights, increase access to mental health care, enact common sense measures to address gun violence, and strengthen our digital infrastructure. In 2016 and again in 2020, he was elected to serve as a delegate to the Democratic Convention to represent Pennsylvania’s second Congressional District; both times garnering the second-highest vote total of any delegate in the Commonwealth.

Thanks for stopping by Chester, Malcolm Kenyatta. You inspired us all with your words of hope and wisdom. 

Marcy and Stefan Roots joined by Malcolm Kenyatta. Photo by Lorraine Lavender-Sams