Senator Sharif Street was elected to Pennsylvania’s 3rd Senate District (Philadelphia County) in 2016 and currently serves as Democratic Chair of the Banking & Insurance Committee.
Sharif began his public career as a community activist while attending law school at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served as the President of the Penn Law Democrats.
While practicing law for nearly two decades, Sharif was a passionate advocate for underserved communities. He did extensive work in affordable housing and served as Chair of one of the largest drug and alcohol rehabilitation organizations in Philadelphia for 10 years.
As state senator, Sharif is committed to improving healthcare and housing access, reforming our criminal justice system, and advocating for economic development. He lives in Philadelphia.