January 17, 2023
- Harrisburg, PA
The son of a union bus driver and hairdresser, a proud native of a steel town and a first-generation college graduate, Austin Davis became the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's first Black lieutenant governor, joining a growing group of leaders of color serving as their states' second-highest executive."Today we are sending a message to the next generation of leaders - young people across our state, and especially Black and brown young people - that Pennsylvania has and will always be a place where all are welcomed and where everyone has the opportunity to succeed," said Davis, in his inaugural remarks."I say to all the young people watching right now, who are worried and unsure about their future - that the American Dream is alive and well in Pennsylvania. That no matter how you grew up, no matter where you come from, or what you look like - this Commonwealth will always be a place where you can create your own destiny."