Lt. Gov., Second Lady Davis Celebrate Birth Of Daughter

The state’s second family has welcomed a new member.

Lt. Gov. Austin Davis with his wife, Blayre Holmes Davis, walk to the inaugural ceremony outside the Capitol on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
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Lt. Gov. Austin Davis and Second Lady Blayre Holmes Davis welcomed a new addition to their family.

The couple announced the birth of their daughter, Harper, in a statement released this week.

“We are grateful for the doctors, nurses and our doula for their care over the past nine months and during the delivery,” the statement read. “They supported Blayre throughout her pregnancy and ensured her birthing experience was empowering.”

The state’s second couple had previously announced their expectancy in May.

Davis said, “Black women are nothing short of magical, and I know that today more than ever.”

In the coming weeks, the couple plans to focus on their new daughter.

“We will be spending the coming weeks caring for and bonding with our daughter. We will treasure this time, which is so vital for an infant and new parents. Parental leave is something every new parent should have access to,” Davis said.

The couple expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support from Pennsylvanians.

“We appreciate all of the prayers and well wishes we’ve received, and we thank the good people of Pennsylvania for your love and support.“

Davis, who hails from western Pennsylvania, holds the distinction of being the youngest lieutenant governor in the U.S. and the first Black lieutenant governor in Pennsylvania’s history.

His wife, Holmes Davis, also from western Pennsylvania, serves as the community relations director for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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