Maria for Mayor | Accomplishments

Maria's Accomplishments

Maria is a leading voice fighting for investments in affordable and accessible housing and creating tools to preserve affordability in every neighborhood. She is committed to ensuring that all Philadelphians can access safe,  affordable housing with access to transit, great schools, and family-sustaining jobs.

Maria grew up in a large working-class family, so labor issues are personal to her. The labor movement is a foundational pillar in the movement for economic, racial, and social justice. Her parents worked the graveyard shift as janitors at Temple University. Their access to a union changed their lives.

Maria chaired Council’s Appropriations and Education Committees, co-chaired Council’s Special Committee on Poverty Reduction & Prevention, and served on the Philadelphia Tax Reform Working Group. As your small business advocate, Maria has fought to make Philadelphia a better place to start, run, and grow a business. Her legislative agenda stimulated economic activity, promoted job growth, and ensured Philadelphia businesses compete on a level playing field.