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Growing up in the Mon Valley in western Pennsylvania – a historic industrial center just south of the City of Pittsburgh – Lt. Governor Austin Davis saw the struggles of working families firsthand. He watched his mom – a hairdresser in McKeesport for more than 40 years – juggle raising a family with putting food on the table. He watched his dad work hard every day as a union bus driver. 

After an incident of gun violence occurred in his neighborhood, Austin knew from an early age he wanted to dedicate his life and career to public service. Throughout his career, he has fought for economic equality, worked to lift people out of poverty and secure fair funding for education, and has been committed to bettering the lives of people in western Pennsylvania. 

A first-generation college graduate, he began pursuing a public service career after earning a political science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Austin joined the office of the Allegheny County Executive, spearheading the office’s vision and transition teams in the early days of the administration and serving on the Minority, Women, and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisory Board and the Shuman Detention Center Advisory Board. By age 21, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review called him “a veteran at the politics of helping others.”

In 2018, Austin successfully ran for the state House of Representatives. He became the first western Pennsylvania African-American to serve as state representative outside the City of Pittsburgh, eventually being elected by his legislative colleagues as the leader of the Allegheny County House delegation.

In 2022, Austin successfully ran and won the nomination for Lieutenant Governor alongside then-Attorney General Josh Shapiro. He was subsequently elected as Pennsylvania’s 35th and first African-American Lieutenant Governor. In addition, he is our nation’s youngest sitting Lieutenant Governor. 

As Lieutenant Governor, Austin serves as President of the Pennsylvania Senate. He chairs the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Governor’s Local Government Advisory Committee, the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Council, the Pennsylvania Advisory Council for Inclusive Procurement, and the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Aerospace States Association.

Lt. Gov. Davis currently resides in the Mon Valley with his wife, Blayre Holmes Davis, an executive with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his daughter, Harper.

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