Joe DeFelice, our Party's Executive Director and former student, alumni board member and professor at LaSalle University had this to say. "The first time I stepped foot at 20th and Olney, the name Tom Gola was staring me right in the face; probably not a day went by that I didn't see or hear that name at LaSalle University. This man, a product of our City's neighborhoods, took a tiny Catholic College and led them to be National Champs. However his impressiveness did not stop there as he took his career in different paths including one as Philadelphia Republican State Representative and City Controller. He is a true legend who will always be revered by one of his campaign slogans 'he [was] young, he [was] tough and nobody [owned] him.'" RIP Tom Gola.