Philadelphia Republican Party
Contact: Joe DeFelice, Executive Director
Phone: 215-756-4158 (mobile)
Republicans Pick Martina White in 170th Special Election
26 Year-Old Financial Advisor Poised to Return the Seat to GOP Control and Bolster Statewide Seats to 120.
Philadelphia January 12, 2015 –Yesterday, House Speaker Mike Turzai called for a Special Election to be held in 170th Legislative District on March 24, 2015. The local GOP has nominated 26 year old Financial Advisor Martina White to fill the seat. “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 Representative John Taylor (177th). He further stated, “It is rare to find a candidate that has the combination of tenacity, creativity and intellect that Martina possesses.”
Philadelphia Republican Party Executive Director Joe DeFelice further stated, “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 District 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.”
Martina 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. If you would like to find out more about the candidate or want to get involved in her race, please contact the Philadelphia Republican Party at 215-561-0650.
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