Joe DeFelice, executive director of the Philadelphia Republican Party, is criticizing Tom Wolf, the Democratic candidate for governor, for visiting a closed-door meeting of City Council to seek campaign support.
Council President Darrell Clarke maintained the meeting was not a violation of the Sunshine Law, which prohibits a quorum of members of a public body from conducting business in private.
DeFelice pointed to a Philadelphia Daily News article that said, “So it wasn’t a Sunshine Act violation. It was politicking in a public building.”
DeFelice also noted the $500 fine that the Ethics Board imposed on city elections commissioner Stephanie Singer.
The commissioner asked an employee to organize election results that she posted to a personal campaign website and another site that has a link to donate to her campaign.
“Just another week with the Democrats in City Hall,” DeFelice said. ••
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