Rochelle Bilal Will Likely Become First Black Female Sheriff in Philadelphia

Stephen G.Hall
May 23, 2019 - 5:00

Rochelle Bilal, a former policewoman and civic leader, defeated two-term Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams by more than 20,000 votes in the Democratic primary on May 21. She will become the first elected Black female sheriff in the 181-year history of the office. Bilal defeated two sheriff’s deputies who were vying for the office, according to The Philadelphia...

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