La’Tasha D. Mayes

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 24

La'Tasha will be the first out LGBTQ and first out Black LGBTQ member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly!

Biography
La’Tasha D. Mayes, MSPPM is the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania State Representative in House District 24. La’Tasha is running to disrupt politics as usual with a campaign platform of Healthcare and Reproductive Justice, Community  Safety, Environmental Justice, Equitable Education and Voting Rights. La’Tasha won the Primary Election on May 17, 2022 with 46% of the vote against two candidates and she is running in the General Election on November 8, 2022 with endorsements from Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers, Planned Parenthood Pennsylvania PAC, Represent PA, Sunrise Movement Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania, #VOTPROCHOICE, Run for Something and LPAC. La’Tasha is a nationally recognized, award-winning leader in the fields of Reproductive Justice, human rights and leadership development for Black women and girls.
La’Tasha is the Founder and former President & CEO of New Voices for Reproductive Justice, a multi-state organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women, femmes, girls and gender-expansive folx. Beyond her 18 years of pioneering work with New Voices, Mayes has held community leadership positions and contributed writings on Reproductive Justice and public policy innumerous articles and several books. La’Tasha is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and she earned a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Mayes most recently served on the Governor’s Commission on African American Affairs and was named The 2022 Power of Diversity: Black 100 by City & State magazine.

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