Lawrence Chosen to be Shapiro’s Replacement as Montgomery County Commissioner

Ken Lawrence (photo courtesy of Temple University)
Ken Lawrence (photo courtesy of Temple University)

A Temple Owl has been tapped to replace Josh Shapiro as Montgomery County Commissioner.

Ken Lawrence Jr., Vice President of Alumni Relations, was unanimously voted on by the Montgomery Court of Common Pleas to fill the seat left vacant by Josh Shapiro. Shapiro was elected Attorney General in November, beating out Republican Joh Rafferty for the office.

Lawrence will be the first African American to serve on the three member board of commissioners, and will serve out the remainder of Shapiro’s term, until 2019. He will be sworn in on Wednesday at 3pm at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Lawrence earned a bachelor’s in political science from Temple and a master’s in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to him joining Temple’s Alumni Relations Office, Mr. Lawrence founded and acted as president of Public Affairs Strategies, where he represented corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Temple Update has reached out to Mr. Lawrence, but has yet to receive comment.

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