February 25, 2019
Contact: Kenya McGruder

Allegheny County Candidate for District Attorney Turahn Jenkins Statement On Equality, Fairness and Respect

Last summer, I was asked a direct question and offered a direct response that I now realize was harmful to an already marginalized community.

Over the course of the last few months, from Marshall to Harrison and from Pittsburgh to Bethel Park, I have witnessed families and young people who long to feel supported, valued, and treated with the same level of dignity and respect as everyone else.

As your next District Attorney, I will fight tirelessly to ensure that all Allegheny County residents enjoy basic equal rights, and can be open, honest and safe, at home, at work, on college campuses, and in our communities.

While I respect the beliefs and values of the faith community I believe that we are a better and stronger Allegheny County when we stand up for LGBTQ + equality, and economic and racial justice.