Fatimah Muhammad

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Fatimah Muhammad
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Candidate for
Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 188
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Campaign website
Fatimah Muhammad was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 188 of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

Muhammad is currently the associate director of the Greenfield Intercultural Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a professional performance vocalist. Muhammad has worked in a teaching capacity at several institutions, including Ase Saturday Academy, Lea Elementary School, and Peace of Music, LLC. She has also served as an anti-bullying facilitator with the anti-defamation league and as founding manager of Welcoming Center West.[1][2]

PoliticsPA has named the District 188 Democratic primary one of Pennsylvania's top ten most interesting legislative primaries in 2012.[3]


Campaign themes

Muhammad's website highlights the following campaign themes:[4]

Higher Education

  • Excerpt:"As state representative, Fatimah will focus efforts to modernize how state funds are disbursed to students, taking into consideration the reality of today’s student – someone who may be working, returning to school a few years after high school graduation, or in need of remedial or vocational coursework to put him or her on the path to success."

Job Development & Training

  • Excerpt:"Fatimah firmly believes that government can guide, but the private sector must lead in this arena. As state representative, she will direct job training dollars already in the state budget toward efficient, measurable industry constructed training programs that will prepare a workforce for real world jobs and careers. Fatimah will also engage Pennsylvania’s community college system to aid in these training efforts to help develop the curricula needed to meet high-demand occupations in specialized fields, such as bioscience research."

Crime & Gun Violence

  • Excerpt:"Fatimah knows if a person cannot responsibly operate a vehicle, it is not reasonable to trust that individual with a semi-automatic firearm. As state representative, she will support legislation that would prohibit any person with more than one DUI conviction from owning or possessing a firearm."

Representing the Rights of Women

  • Excerpt:"Another important issue is the elimination of gender-based pricing for health insurance, which imposes a premium penalty on women when buying health insurance for themselves and their family. Fatimah also supports increasing state support for responsible family planning services as well as support for state adoptive services."



See also: Pennsylvania House of Representatives elections, 2012

Muhammad ran in the 2012 election for Pennsylvania House District 188. Muhammad was defeated by incumbent James Roebuck, Jr. in the April 24 Democratic primary.[5]

Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 188 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJames Roebuck, Jr. Incumbent 55.7% 3,938
Fatimah Muhammad 44.3% 3,136
Total Votes 7,074

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