164th Legislative District
In 2010, Margo Davidson made history becoming the first African-American elected at the state level from Delaware County. She was also the first woman ever to be elected from Delaware County at the state level. As the Democratic State Representative from District 164 for the last three years, Margo represents our local interests in Harrisburg. Margo Davidson is committed to public safety, creating jobs and improving education.
As an experienced journalist and broadcaster, Margo understands the issues our community is facing and she is dedicating her life to providing solutions and thinking outside the box. She was one of only a few democrats to bring over a million dollars back in public education funding for our local school districts. Margo Davidson's effective and progressive leadership has served Delaware County well both locally and at the state level - working to get things done and deliver for our district.
Margo Davidson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Raised by a single mother, Margo learned early the challenges that single-parent families face. But with the love and support of her mother, Margo overcame these challenges against many odds. From her early years, Margo Davidson learned the values of hard-work and giving back that shape her commitment to finding solutions that serve communities.
Margo was the first in her family to graduate college earning a Communications degree from Temple University and started her career as a broadcast journalist. She worked as a radio broadcaster for several years while starting up two non-profit organizations – one to help small businesses grow and the other to make children and families safer. Margo’s leadership has served communities well and was recognized by two legislative bodies and the US Small Business Administration. Most recently Margo was one of several public servants honored for her service by Community College of Philadelphia.
Throughout her years in public service, Margo has always fought to stabilize communities and create jobs. Her focus on entrepreneurship and small business development uniquely equips her to create jobs in this economy. She has also fought to support public safety as a quality of life concern for our district.
Above all, Margo acknowledges that her family is her greatest accomplishment. Married for 25 years to her husband Robert, Margo is also the proud mother of her four sons, Nadar, Joel, Joshua and lil’ Rob. Margo was nine months pregnant with her fourth child when she moved to Upper
Darby, 13 years ago.