Rep. Austin Davis

October 7, 2021

PA General Assembly

Rep. Austin Davis is the first African American to serve as state representative for the 35th Legislative District in Allegheny County.

Currently, Davis is serving as chair of the Allegheny County Delegation and vice chair of the House Democratic Policy Committee, as well as serving on the House Appropriations Committee, House Consumer Affairs Committee, House Insurance Committee and House Transportation Committee. Davis is also a member of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, Climate Caucus and PA SAFE Caucus.

A lifelong resident of McKeesport, Davis knew from an early age he wanted to dedicate his life and career to public service. In high school, he founded and served as chairman of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council under McKeesport Mayor Jim Brewster. Davis studied political science at the University of Pittsburgh and was a legislative intern at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. By the age of 21, the Tribune-Review called him “a veteran at the politics of helping others.”

Davis has received several awards for his work in government and within the community, including Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 under 40, the Josh Gibson Foundation Civil Service award, the McKeesport NAACP Character Leadership Award, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Gentleman of Excellence in Government Award, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg’s 2019 Alumnus of Distinction, and the H. John Heinz III Award for Community Service.

Davis currently resides in McKeesport with his wife, Blayre Holmes Davis.