Philadelphia Republican Party
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Joe DeFelice, Executive Director
Phone: 215-756-4158 (mobile)
Philadelphia GOP Votes on Ballot Questions
“Not On Our Dime”; against eliminating “Resign to Run”
Philadelphia, PA, April 16, 2014: The Philadelphia Republican Party met on April 14th and voted overwhelmingly against the City Charter amendment that would allow Philadelphia elected officials to run for office while still holding office.
“Currently if someone in City Hall wants to run for another office, they have to quit first. City Council wants to change that so they can campaign for a different office while the tax payers are paying them to do their job,” says Executive Director Joe DeFelice. “To that we say: ‘Not on our dime!’”
To continue to require elected officials to quit office before they run for another one, voters are urged to vote “NO” on PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE QUESTION #2 (Bill No. 130701) and narrowly recommended a “YES” vote for PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE QUESTION #1 (Bill No. 130532) and recommended a “YES” vote for PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE QUESTION #3 (Bill No. 130851).
“On Question #1 we decided, after heated discourse, that if the law affects a City contractor, it is reasonable for it to affect their sub-contractors as well. For Question #2, we also thought it was reasonable to have a level of checks and balances to a new function the Mayor took from the courts,” explained Chairman John Taylor.