PITTSBURGH, May 14, 2020 – Today state Senator Jay Costa, D-Allegheny and state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Allegheny, announced the unanimous confirmation vote of Khadija Diggs, Esq., to the Pennsylvania Parole Board from the state Senate.
Diggs, from Verona, Allegheny County, has an extensive legal background, having worked as an assistant solicitor for the City of Pittsburgh Law Department, the Allegheny County Office of the Public Defender, and with the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania. She currently serves as assistant legal counsel for the Pennsylvania Office of General Counsel. Diggs is a commission member for the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for General, Racial and Ethnic Fairness and earned her juris doctorate from Howard University School of Law.
“I am proud and honored in the governor’s nomination of Khadija to this board,” said Wheatley. “She has a proven track record of success in the legal profession, including her current work in the state Office of General Counsel, not to mention her ongoing volunteer efforts serving the greater Pittsburgh community and statewide. I am confident Khadija’s experience, expertise and drive will further enhance the board in its mission to promote public safety and ensure a fair, efficient and transparent parole process that’s respectful of all people in our commonwealth.”
“She’s someone I believe will be an outstanding addition to the board,” said Sen. Jay Costa, D-Allegheny. “She has been a longtime advocate for justice in our community. We will rarely find folks who have this breadth of experience and understanding of the issues, but beyond this as an individual and as a person, I have found her to be a kind and generous person who is extremely giving of her time to her community.”
Diggs will serve a four-year term on the board.