House Speaker Mike Turzai called for a Special Election to be held in 170th Legislative Dist. on Mar. 24. The local GOP has officially nominated 26-year-old financial advisor Martina White to fill the seat. This was a call made by the Public Record in earlier editions.
“Martina White is the type of person I will need to join me in the Majority Caucus in Harrisburg to advocate for Northeast Philadelphia,” stated Philly GOP Chairman and State Rep. John Taylor (R-Northeast). He added, “It is rare to find a candidate that has the combination of tenacity, creativity and intellect that Martina possesses.”
Philadelphia Republican Party Exec. Dir. Joe DeFelice further affirmed, “This race will be all about getting our people out to the polls. This seat was recently held by Republican George Kenney and new portions of this District were part of the former 169th Dist. formerly held by fellow Republican and Former House Speaker and current City Councilman Denny O’Brien. Republicans routinely do well in this section of the City and are tired of the higher taxes and poor services they have received. Martina will not allow this section of the City to continue to be forgotten.”
White, a longtime resident of Somerton, is a financial advisor who received her undergraduate degree from Elizabethtown College where she captained the Field Hockey team, was on the Dean’s List and received numerous Academic Awards and Honors. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter at VoteMartina2015 and via her website at www.votemartina.com.
The Democratic ward leaders are encouraging and waiting for John DelRicci to accept their nomination. He presently is employed by Turnpike Commission. He is noted for leading a crew to Boston to help it with its eight-foot snowstorm.
City and state candidates should know ballot positions will be pulled on Mar. 18.