“My role will be to question everything we do, why we do it, and are we obtaining the best result,” Petri said according to the Inquirer.
Petri will step down from his seat in the state House before January 2nd, when he officially starts with the PPA.
The PPA has been under scrutiny after its former Executive Director Vincent Fenerty resigned in September 2016 after two sexual harassment scandals.
Recently, the PPA drew ire after audits ended with 117 recommendations, a new record for the Auditor General’s office, and found the PPA cost Philadelphia public schools $78 million.
Petri’s resignation from the state House sets up what will likely be a hotly contested special election for his seat. According to Daily Kos Trump won Petri’s district by 3 points, while Petri won it by 22 points.