LIVE STREAMING
Shamaine Daniels
Shamaine Daniels presents a new challenge to longtime Congressman Scott Perry in PA's 10th Congressional District. Photo: Shamaine Daniels Campaign.

Who is Shamaine Daniels? The Latina challenging Rep. Scott Perry for his seat in Congress

The first Latina to ever sit on Harrisburg’s City Council won the Democratic primary for PA’s 10th Congressional District.

MORE IN THIS SECTION

Romero's Responsibility

September 26th, 2022

A new show for Latinas

September 16th, 2022

Quetcy's ahead of the curve

September 15th, 2022

Romero's Investiture

September 14th, 2022

Maria's mayoral bid

September 14th, 2022

Cherelle Parker's kick-off

September 10th, 2022

Cherelle Parker's bid

September 8th, 2022

A Latina at the stronghold

September 7th, 2022

SHARE THIS CONTENT:

U.S. Rep. Scott Perry has served in Congress for five consecutive terms from Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District, spanning Dauphin, Cumberland and York counties, and hopes to win a sixth term in 2022.

But after dispatching moderate Democrats in previous elections, Perry could face his stiffest competition to date in Harrisburg City Councilmember Shamaine Daniels, who emerged victorious in Tuesday’s primary against retired Army Officer Rick Coplen.

Daniels was the first Latina ever elected to sit on Harrisburg’s City Council in 2013, and has a long history of fighting for marginalized communities across the Commonwealth as an immigration lawyer.

She was born in Tucupita, the capital of Venezuela’s Delta Amacuro in the country’s Northeast, but grew up in Ciudad Guayana, and moved to the U.S. when she was young. She went to high school in Philadelphia and then attended college at West Chester University. Her law degree came after a stint at the University of Cincinnati.

In a profile for La Voz Latina Central, Daniels said her motivation to enter the immigration law field was because of her own experience. She wasn't a U.S. citizen upon graduation from college, and as a result, couldn't sit for the Foreign Service Officers test for a potential job at the State Department.

After graduation, Daniels made a name for herself first in Hazleton, PA, fighting back against a notoriously anti-immigrant ordinance that banned landlords from renting to undocumented immigrants supported by then-Mayor Lou Barletta. 

The town and subsequent legal battle over the ordinance made national headlines, and Daniels eventually succeeded in getting a U.S. District Court Judge to rule it unconstitutional in 2007. The Supreme Court also declined to take up a later challenge in 2014.

When speaking to Harrisburg’s Patriot-News, Daniels said her upcoming campaign against Perry “is a difficult race to win,” but “not unwinnable.”

Her strategy is to use the newly-redistricted District 10 to her advantage. When Perry was first elected, Harrisburg was the only urban center in the district. This time around, both Harrisburg and York are part of the district with populations that often have poor turnout.

While past challengers for Perry have tried to take moderate voters away from him as a pathway to victory, Daniels is betting on the rarely-engaged voters in those urban centers to show out in force and put her over the top.

If successful, she would be the first Latino ever elected to Congress from Pennsylvania.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story stated that Daniels was undocumented. She has never been undocumented, just not a citizen at one time, and it affected her ability to take the Foreign Officers Test at the State Department upon graduation from college. The story has been updated to reflect changes.

  • LEAVE A COMMENT:

  • Join the discussion! Leave a comment.

  • or
  • REGISTER
  • to comment.
neher65679


I've made $64,000 so far this year working online and I'm a full time student. Im using an online business opportunity I heard about and I've made such great money. It's really user friendly and I'm just so happy that I found out about it. Heres what I do.
:) AND GOOD LUCK.:)

HERE====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐥.𝐜𝐨𝐦
litafip768
Since I started with my online business, I earn $25-$30 every 15 minutes. It sounds unbelievable but you won’t forgive yourself if you don't check it out. Learn more about it given link below.
.
>>>>>> 𝐰­𝐰­𝐰.𝐰­𝐨­𝐫­𝐤­𝐬­𝐭­𝐚­𝐫­𝟐­𝟒­.𝐜­𝐨­𝐦
gigel15290
Making money online more than $15k just by doing simple work from home. I have received $18376 last month. Its an easy and simple job to do and its earnings are much better than regular office job and even a little child can do this and earns money. Everybody must try this job by just use the info on this page.

Open The Link----------->>> 𝐖­­𝐰­­𝐰­­.𝐖­­𝐨­­𝐫­­𝐤­­𝐒­­𝐢­­𝐭­­𝐞­­𝟐­­𝟒.𝐂­­𝐨­­𝐦
4f9bed0e22

𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 $𝟗𝟎 𝐭𝐨 $4𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝟑 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲 $𝟏𝟎𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 . 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞…

Open The Link———–>>> 𝐖𝐰𝐰.𝐂𝐀𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐏𝟏.𝐂𝐨𝐦
nepajis719
These are 2 pay checks $17367 and $18367. that I got in last 2 months.I am extremely cheerful that I can influence thousands in my part to time and now I am making the most of my life.Everybody can do this and acquire heaps of dollars from home in brief time period.Just visit this site now.GOOD LUCK..
:) AND GOOD LUCK.:)
HERE====)> 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝟐.𝐜𝐨𝐦
dafepax760
𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 $𝟗𝟎 𝐭𝐨 $4𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞. 𝐈 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐣𝐨𝐛 𝟑 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲 $𝟏𝟎𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 . 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞…

Open The Link———–>>> 𝗪𝘄𝘄.𝗡𝗲𝘁𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗵𝟭.𝗖𝗼𝗺
  • LEAVE A COMMENT:

  • Join the discussion! Leave a comment.

  • or
  • REGISTER
  • to comment.
00:00 / 00:00
Ads destiny link