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State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans is fresh off winning re-election in the 95th District, and now she has been named the secretary of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.

Hill-Evans was already a caucus member, but state Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia, now the caucus chairman, made the announcement she would be moving up the ladder in a recent news release.

The state Legislative Black Caucus was founded in 1973 to "serve as an information and advocacy vehicle to advance the interests of African-American, Latino and other minority residents of Pennsylvania," the release states.

The caucus also awards annual scholarships to African-American students who plan to attend state universities.

"As a member, I am proud of the work we have already accomplished, and in my new role, I look forward to broadening awareness of individuals whose civil liberties have been violated,” Hill-Evans said. “I thank my colleagues and constituents for entrusting me to represent the interests of fairness and equality for all.”

Hill-Evans was first elected to her seat in 2016. The 95th District covers York City — where roughly 60 percent of the population belongs to a minority group — as well as Spring Garden Township, parts of West Manchester Township and West York.

She was the first African-American from York County to be elected to the General Assembly.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.

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