Person of Color:
Person of Color
Art Haywood is running for election to the Pennsylvania State Senate in District 4. Art was elected in 2009 as Commissioner of Cheltenham Township’s second ward and has served as President of the Board of Commissioners for the past two years. Art is an active member of Local Progress.
As a Commissioner, Art has led in the creation of the SEPTA Ogontz Bus Loop, the enactment of an anti‐discrimination ordinance and the adoption of an equal opportunity in contracting policy.
Art originally moved to Philadelphia to work as a Staff Attorney at Community Legal Services in 1985. His private law practice evolved to assist organizations to revitalize neighborhoods, create hundreds of affordable homes, apartments and jobs in legal services, private practice with Phil Lord and as Legal Counsel for Esperanza. Art has represented many organizations that seek to create jobs, businesses and affordable housing.